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BMW 540i Touring

(2002 model)

Brief specs of 2002 BMW 540i Touring

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in, 210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 12.6 l/100km / 22.4 mpg-UK / 18.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2002
Model540i TouringIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE39Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4805 mm / 189.2 in / 189.2 inTotal (curb) weight1815 kg / 4001 lb / 4001 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2830 mm / 111.4 in / 111.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1512 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1522 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.72 m2 / 7.8 sq ft / 7.8 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity549.75 cm3/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)120.5 kW / 161.6 hp / 161.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.051 bhp/cu in / 1.051 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.0 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.81

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio155.4 kW/ton / 117.7 bhp/ton / 117.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)18.7 l/100km / 15.1 mpg-UK / 12.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.0 l/100km / 31.4 mpg-UK / 26.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.6 l/100km / 22.4 mpg-UK / 18.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions302 g/km / 486 g/mi / 486 g/mi
  Range556 km / 345 mi / 345 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J x 16
Tyres front225/55 R 16 95 WTyres rear225/55 R 16 95 W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front324 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 inBrake diameter rear298 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 540i Touring

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