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BMW 535i

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW 535i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in, 175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 243 km/h / 151 mph / 151 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
Model535iIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE39Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

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

Length4775 mm / 188.0 in / 188.0 inTotal (curb) weight1588 kg / 3501 lb / 3501 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)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.9 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06
Fuel supplyBo DMI fuel inj.Engine displacement3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity437.25 cm3/cylinder / 26.683 cu in/cylinder / 26.683 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)94.6 kW / 126.9 hp / 126.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.101 bhp/cu in / 1.101 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque91.5 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.00 s / 5.00 s / 5.00 sTop (maximal) speed243 km/h / 151 mph / 151 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.60 s / 6.60 s / 6.60 sPower-to-weight ratio148.0 kW/ton / 112.1 bhp/ton / 112.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)17.20 s / 17.20 s / 17.20 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-lock3.7Turning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
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 front225/45-R17Tyres rear225/45-R17
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 535i

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