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BMW 524td

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 BMW 524td

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2443 cm3 / 149.1 cu in / 149.1 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1985
Model524tdIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE28Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4620 mm / 181.9 in / 181.9 inTotal (curb) weight1330 kg / 2932 lb / 2932 lb
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2620 mm / 103.1 in / 103.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FueldieselStroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyBo diesel inj. pumpEngine displacement2443 cm3 / 149.1 cu in / 149.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity407.17 cm3/cylinder / 24.847 cu in/cylinder / 24.847 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio22.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.7 kW / 45.2 hp / 45.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.5 kW/l / 0.758 bhp/cu in / 0.758 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.0 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio85.0 kW/ton / 64.4 bhp/ton / 64.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringZF worm & roller PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishbone, Lower trailing link, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175 HR 14Tyres rear175 HR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 524td

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