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Vehicle 2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 550i xDrive Sedan 2008 Kia Rio LX
1.6-Liter, I4, CVVT 16-Valve, DOHC, MPFI Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 110@6000, Torque Of 107@4500, Cast Iron Block and Alloy Cylinder Head No Yes
1 Rear Seat Power Outlet and 1 Cargo Area Power Outlet Yes No
2 Cupholders Total No Yes
2 Front and 2 Rear; 4 Cupholders Total Yes No
2 Front Power Outlets No Yes
2-Position Memory Steering Column Yes No
2 Subwoofers Yes No
3-Function Universal Garage Door Opener Yes No
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes Yes No
5-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive and Floor Mounted Shifter No Yes
8000-RPM Tachometer No Yes
8-Speed Electronically Controlled Manually Interactive Adaptive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive and Floor Mounted Shifter Yes No
Adaptive Brake Lights Yes No
Adaptive Low Beam and High Beam Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights With Dynamic Automatic Leveling Yes No
Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC) Adaptive Automatic Transmission Yes No
Advanced Safety System Crash Sensor Activates Flashers, Disconnects Battery, Turns On Interior Lights and Unlocks Doors Yes No
Alloy Trim Located On Door Handles and Shift Knob Yes No
AM/FM Radio With 4 Speakers Total; CD Player No Yes
Audible Warnings Include Seatbelts Unfastened Yes No
Audio Pre-Wiring Yes No
Automatic Climate Control With Automatic Recirculation Yes No
Automatic Headlights With Automatic Off No Yes
Automatic Headlights With Automatic On/Off Yes No
Automatic Tilt Away Steering Column Yes No
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack No Yes
Battery Yes Yes
BMW Ambiance Additional Interior Lighting Illuminates Front Seat Area and Rear Seat Area Yes No
BMW Assist(TM) Safety Plan Telematics Includes Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Response, Remote Unlocking, Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Tracking For 48-Months At No Charge Yes No
BMW Ultimate Service(TM) Free Scheduled Maintenance For 48 Months or 50,000 Miles Yes No
Brake Drying Yes No
Brake Fade Compensation Yes No
Brake Standby Yes No
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk Yes Yes
Check Control Vehicle Monitor System With Pictogram Display Warning Lights Yes No
Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors No Yes
Cloth Seats No Yes
Compact Spare Tire No Yes
Corner Brake Control Yes No
Cornering Lights Yes No
Dakota Leather Located On Doors, Center Floor Console and Shift Knob Yes No
Dakota Leather Seats Yes No
Delayed Courtesy Light No Yes
Delayed Courtesy Lights Yes No
Delayed Power Retention Operates Windows Yes No
Digital Clock Yes Yes
Diversity Radio Antenna Yes No
Door Mounted Front Side Airbags Yes No
Drive-By-Wire Control For Throttle Yes No
Driver Airbag No Yes
Driver Airbag With Dual Threshold and Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Drk Genuine Wood Trim Located On Doors, Center Floor Console and Instrument Panel Yes No
Dual Body Color Folding Manually Adjustable Exterior Rearview Mirrors No Yes
Dual Body Color Power Folding Power Adjustable Heated Electrochromic Exterior Rearview Mirrors With 2-Position Driver Memory and Passenger Side Automatic Tilt Down Yes No
Dual Rectangular Chrome Exhaust Pipes Yes No
Dynamic Cruise Control Yes No
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via Engine Power Reduction, ABS and Traction Control Measures Steering Wheel Angle, Yaw Rate, Wheel Speed, Lateral Acceleration and Brake Pressure Yes No
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) Yes No
Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror Yes No
Electronic Brake Assistance Yes No
Electronic Brake Force Distribution Yes No
Emergency Fuel Shut-Off Device Yes No
Engine Start/Stop Button Yes No
Extended Service Interval For Distributorless Ignition Yes No
Front Active Head Restraints Yes No
Front Air Dam Yes Yes
Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts Yes No
Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors Yes No
Front and Rear Body Color 5-MPH Impact-Absorbing Bumpers No Yes
Front and Rear Body Color Impact-Absorbing Bumpers Yes No
Front and Rear Crumple Zones Yes Yes
Front and Rear Door Mounted Storage Yes No
Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts No Yes
Front and Rear Reading Lights Yes No
Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags No Yes
Front Carpeted Floor Mats Yes No
Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor Yes No
Front Dual Bucket Seats, Driver Side Manually Adjusts 8-Ways Total With Driver Adjustable Seat Height, Fold-Down Armrest and Adjustable Headrests No Yes
Front Dual Door Mounted Storage No Yes
Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Yes No
Front Dual Power Lumbar Support Yes No
Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats With Adjustable Seat Height, 2-Position Driver Memory and Adjustable Headrests Yes No
Front Dual Seatback Storage Pockets Yes No
Front Dual Sunvisors Yes Yes
Front Dual Vanity Mirrors No Yes
Front Halogen Foglights Yes No
Front Passenger and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors No Yes
Front Passenger Seatback Storage Pocket No Yes
Front Power 257-mm Vented Discs and Rear Power 203-mm Drum Brakes No Yes
Front Power 373-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 371-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes Yes No
Front Power Outlet Yes No
Front Power Passenger Seat Adjusts 10 Ways Total Yes No
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters Yes Yes
Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters No Yes
Front Stabilizer Bar Yes Yes
Front To Rear Panoramic Power Glass Tilt and Slide Moonroof Yes No
Glovebox Yes Yes
GPS and Hard Drive Navigation Aid With Real-Time Traffic, 10.2-In. Touch Screen and Voice Activation Yes No
Halogen Headlights No Yes
Hard Drive With 39GB Total; 27GB For Navigation and 12GB For Music Yes No
HD AM/FM Radio With 205-Watts, Hi-Fi Sound System and 12 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3 Player Yes No
Head Protection System (HPS) Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags Yes No
Hill Descent Control Yes No
Hill Start Control Yes No
iDrive Centralized Control Instrumentation For Climate, Audio, Navigation, Telematics and Wireless Enabled Devices Yes No
Illuminated Entry Includes Key-In-Ignition No Yes
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension With Springs and Twin-Tube Gas-Charged Shock Absorbers Yes No
Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers No Yes
Independent Multi-Link Integral Rear Suspension With Air Springs and Twin-Tube Gas-Charged Shock Absorbers Yes No
Interior Active Charcoal Air Filter Yes No
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob Yes No
L A T C H Yes Yes
Latching Power Liftgate Yes No
Leather Steering Wheel Yes No
Lower Console Storage Located On Floor No Yes
Manual Air Conditioning No Yes
Metallic Paint (If Selected) Yes Yes
Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock, Panic Alarm, Power Windows, Moonroof and Liftgate/Trunk Yes No
Oil Cooler Yes No
Panic Alarm Yes No
Park Distance Control Front and Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Alarm and Ultrasonic Sensors Yes No
Passenger Airbag No Yes
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Yes No
Passenger Airbag Cut Off Sensor No Yes
Passenger Airbag With Dual Threshold and Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Perimeter Lighting Located On Exterior Door Handles and Underbody Yes No
Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch Yes No
Power Driver Seat Adjusts 10 Ways Total Yes No
Power Engine Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering No Yes
Power Sunshade Located On Moonroof Yes No
Power Telescopic Steering Column Yes No
Power Tilt Steering Column Yes No
Power Windows With One-Touch Up, One-Touch Down and Pinch Protection Yes No
Radio Antenna No Yes
Radio Anti-Theft Yes No
Rain Sensing Vehicle Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers Yes No
Real-Time Traffic Information Yes No
Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt Yes Yes
Rear 40/20/40 Split Folding Reclining Bench Seat, Manually Adjusts 4-Ways Total With Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Center Armrest Yes No
Rear 60/40 Split Folding Bench Seat With Manually Adjustable Outboard Headrests No Yes
Rear Armrest Storage Yes No
Rear Automatic Load Leveling Yes No
Rear Carpeted Floor Mats Yes No
Rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential Yes No
Rear HVAC Ducts Yes No
Rear Stabilizer Bar Yes No
Rear Window Defroster Yes Yes
Regenerative Braking System Yes No
Remote Liftgate Release Located Inside Vehicle and On Multi-Function Remote Yes No
Retractable High Pressure Headlight Washers Yes No
Roadside Assistance Warranty For Unlimited-Miles, 48-Months Yes No
Run Flat Tires Yes No
SBRP185/65R14 Tires No Yes
SBRP245/50R18 All-Season Tires Yes No
Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags No Yes
Selective Unlocking Via Key or Remote Yes No
Semi-Independent Torsion Beam Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls Yes No
Servotronic Power Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering Yes No
Side Guard Door Beams Yes Yes
Steel Wheels, 14-In. X 5.5-In. No Yes
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio, Cruise Control and Wireless Enabled Devices Yes No
Steptronic Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission Yes No
Style 271 Star Spoke Light Alloy Wheels, 18-In. X 8-In. Yes No
Tachometer Yes No
Teleservice Service Interval Indicator For Brake Wear, Oil Level, Oil Quality and Spark Plugs Yes No
Tilt Steering Column No Yes
Tinted Glass Yes Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes Yes
Trip Computer Yes No
Trunk Anti-Trap Device Yes Yes
Trunk Light Yes Yes
Turbocharged 4.4-Liter, V8, Double-VANOS 32-Valve, 4/OHC, EFI Engine; Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 400@5500, Torque Of 450@1750, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads Yes No
Twin Turbochargers Yes No
ULEV Emissions Yes No
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers No Yes
Vehicle and Key 2-Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Include Seat, Exterior Mirrors and Steering Wheel Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Double Locking, Alarm, Engine Immobilizer and Interior Monitoring Yes No
Vehicle Location System Yes No
Vehicle Theft Tracking Notification Yes No
Voice Activated Controls For Navigation System and Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices Yes No
Warning Lights Include Low Fuel and Seatbelt Unfastened No Yes
Wind Deflector For Moonroof Yes No
Wireless Communication Access For Bluetooth(R) Enabled Devices Yes No
xDrive All Wheel Drive Yes No






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