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BMW 525i SE Automatic

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 BMW 525i SE Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in, 123.0 kW / 164.9 hp / 164.9 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 239.0 N·m / 176.3 lb·ft / 176.3 lb·ft @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1988
Model525i SE AutomaticIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE34Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4719 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1605 kg / 3538 lb / 3538 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2760 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1466 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1487 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.62 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.4 kW / 20.7 hp / 20.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyBosch DME 3 fuel inj.Engine displacement2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity415.67 cm3/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power123.0 kW / 164.9 hp / 164.9 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque239.0 N·m / 176.3 lb·ft / 176.3 lb·ft at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.9 kW / 80.3 hp / 80.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output49.3 kW/l / 1.084 bhp/cu in / 1.084 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque95.8 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.10 s / 10.10 s / 10.10 sPower-to-weight ratio102.8 kW/ton / 77.9 bhp/ton / 77.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.60 s / 11.60 s / 11.60 sFuel 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/80-SR13Tyres rear165/80-SR13
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525i SE Automatic

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