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Chicago Auto Show By the Numbers

Headed to the show? Take note of these hot digits

Friday, Jan 6, 2012  |  Updated 3:18 PM CDT
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Chicago Auto Show By the Numbers

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Take in the splendor at the Chicago Auto Show.

Thinking of unleashing your inner car buff? There's plenty to know about the forthcoming Chicago Auto Show, starting Feb. 11, from types of cars to ogle to auto-nerd consumer specs. Here's what you should know before you go.

104: Years of Chicago Auto Show, including this one

10: Days you can attend, from Feb. 11-20

1,000: Approximate number of cars at the show

15: Types of cars on display, from hybrids and electric cars to sedans and pickup trucks

9:45 a.m.: Time of the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Feb. 11

1.2: Million square feet of Auto Show goodness at McCormick Place

$11: Cost of adult admission; $7 for seniors over 62 and kids ages 6-12

$0: Cost of kids under 6 with a paid adult

50: Percent discount on admission with a tank of BP gas.

$44,550: Cost of a base model BMW 5-Series, one of the most expensive cars at the show

$70,000: Cost of the top of the line BMW 5-Series with all the bells and whistles

$10: Cost of discounted parking after 6 p.m.

4: Test tracks where attendees can drive the Chevy Volt and other cars from the show

18: Charities benefiting from funds raised during First Look for Charity on Feb. 10.

$25: Cost of meal deals for 4 from Connie's, Robinson's and Vienna Beef

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