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528I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 528I 4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
5 Series 528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
5 Series 540I 4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
5 Series 540IA 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
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4-Door Sedan Base Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Base Automatic 25 29 $12,373 $13,498
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Base Manual 31 35 $11,914 $12,998
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 25 29 $12,373 $13,498
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 31 35 $11,914 $12,998
Corolla 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 27 34 $13,273 $14,988
Corolla 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 29 35 $12,566 $14,188
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,490
$12,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$13,498
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$225 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.5 89.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 97.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.87 10.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 32.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R15 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size
P225/60R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R15 P175/65R14
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 2392
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 6.1
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5300 100 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 3950 105 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 1.6L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.20 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Trans Type
5 3
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Toyota Corolla
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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