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BMW 525i Touring Automatic

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 BMW 525i Touring Automatic

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in, 140.9 kW / 189.0 hp / 189.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 229 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph top speed, consumption 10.3 l/100km / 27.4 mpg-UK / 22.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2004
Model525i Touring AutomaticIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE60Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)410 l / 14.48 cu ft / 14.48 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2800 l / 98.88 cu ft / 98.88 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4843 mm / 190.7 in / 190.7 inTotal (curb) weight1665 kg / 3671 lb / 3671 lb
Width1846 mm / 72.7 in / 72.7 inDry weight
Height1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2886 mm / 113.6 in / 113.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1558 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1581 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.9 kW / 22.7 hp / 22.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
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 supplySiemens MS45 fuel inj.Engine displacement2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity415.67 cm3/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power140.9 kW / 189.0 hp / 189.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)73.5 kW / 98.6 hp / 98.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.5 kW/l / 1.242 bhp/cu in / 1.242 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.2 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed229 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.00 s / 9.00 s / 9.00 sPower-to-weight ratio113.5 kW/ton / 86.0 bhp/ton / 86.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)14.7 l/100km / 19.2 mpg-UK / 16.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)23.60 s / 23.60 s / 23.60 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.9 l/100km / 35.8 mpg-UK / 29.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)10.3 l/100km / 27.4 mpg-UK / 22.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time16.70 s / 16.70 s / 16.70 s (top 86 km/h / 53 mph / 53 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions248 g/km / 399 g/mi / 399 g/mi
  Range680 km / 422 mi / 422 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 16 LMWheels rear7J x 16 LM
Tyres front225/55 R 16 95WTyres rear225/55 R 16 95W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front310 mm / 12.2 in / 12.2 inBrake diameter rear320 mm / 12.6 in / 12.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525i Touring Automatic

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