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BMW 525 tds

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW 525 tds

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 106.6 kW / 143.0 hp / 143.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 279.0 N·m / 205.8 lb·ft / 205.8 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
Model525 tdsIssued until1999
Serie5Number made
Model familyE39Body constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE39
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE39Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4775 mm / 188.0 in / 188.0 inTotal (curb) weight1563 kg / 3446 lb / 3446 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2830 mm / 111.4 in / 111.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1516 mm / 59.7 in / 59.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 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 ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FueldieselStroke83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyBosch DDE diesel inj.Engine displacement2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity416.33 cm3/cylinder / 25.406 cu in/cylinder / 25.406 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio22.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power106.6 kW / 143.0 hp / 143.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque279.0 N·m / 205.8 lb·ft / 205.8 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)53.9 kW / 72.3 hp / 72.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.7 kW/l / 0.938 bhp/cu in / 0.938 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque111.7 N·m/l / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.10 s / 10.10 s / 10.10 sPower-to-weight ratio91.5 kW/ton / 69.3 bhp/ton / 69.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)29.00 s / 29.00 s / 29.00 sFuel 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/65 R15Tyres rear205/65 R15
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 525 tds

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