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BMW 525i Automatic

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 BMW 525i Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 242 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed, consumption 9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2005
Model525i AutomaticIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE60Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5010 l / 176.93 cu ft / 176.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4841 mm / 190.6 in / 190.6 inTotal (curb) weight1570 kg / 3461 lb / 3461 lb
Width1846 mm / 72.7 in / 72.7 inDry weight
Height1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2888 mm / 113.7 in / 113.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1558 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1582 mm / 62.3 in / 62.3 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)0.28Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.63 m2 / 6.8 sq ft / 6.8 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.7 kW / 21.0 hp / 21.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.8 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.17 cm3/cylinder / 25.396 cu in/cylinder / 25.396 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.5 kW / 113.3 hp / 113.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output64.2 kW/l / 1.411 bhp/cu in / 1.411 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.1 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed242 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio136.9 kW/ton / 103.8 bhp/ton / 103.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.90 s / 7.90 s / 7.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)13.5 l/100km / 20.9 mpg-UK / 17.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.0 l/100km / 40.4 mpg-UK / 33.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions227 g/km / 365 g/mi / 365 g/mi
  Range745 km / 463 mi / 463 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 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 front324 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 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 Automatic

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