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2005 BMW 5-Series
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525i 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 525i 4-Door Sedan 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
5 Series 530i 4-Door Sedan 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
5 Series 545i 4-Door Sedan 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS 300 4-Door Sedan 18 25 $34,208 $38,875
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,765
$34,208
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,300
$38,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$688 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 100.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 36.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 14.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x .8 12.0 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x .9 11.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/55VR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3649
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 220 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 220 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.357
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.424
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.753
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 2.180
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS 300
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Independent

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