Compare 2015 BMW 5-Series vs 2015 Chevrolet SS

2015 BMW 5-Series
2015 Chevrolet SS
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 23 34 $46,455 $49,950
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD 22 33 $48,570 $52,250
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535d RWD 26 38 $53,030 $57,100
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535d xDrive AWD 26 37 $55,150 $59,400
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 20 31 $51,650 $55,600
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 20 29 $53,770 $57,900
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 17 25 $60,210 $64,900
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i xDrive AWD 16 25 $62,325 $67,200
5 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 5 RWD 23 30 $57,450 $61,900
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD 19 28 $56,345 $60,700
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 18 26 $58,460 $63,000
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i Gran Turismo RWD 16 25 $64,070 $69,100
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 16 24 $66,190 $71,400
M5 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $86,610 $93,600
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SS 4-Door Sedan 14 21 $43,915 $45,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,455
$43,915
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,950
$45,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$833 / month
$762 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether it's more of a classic sport sedan or a technology-packed tourer you seek, the 2015 BMW 5-Series fills both roles admirably. The 2015 Chevrolet SS makes the right strides to appeal to enthusiasts, layering a manual transmission and three-mode suspension on top of an already impressive package.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 59.00
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38.70
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 59.10
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 39.70
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.30
Second Hip Room (in)
- 58.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.20
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 74.70
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.60
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 195.50
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.90
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.40
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 114.80
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 16.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.2 x 1.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 14.0 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 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P275/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RJ8
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P245/40R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RJ8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 3975
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 19 x 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 415 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Displacement
2.0 L/122 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 415 @ 5900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.36
Trans Order Code
205 MX0
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.03
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.53
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.06
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Chevrolet SS
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 (Est) 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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