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BMW M5 (US)

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 BMW M5 (US)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 10-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4999 cm3 / 305.1 cu in / 305.1 cu in, 372.9 kW / 500.1 hp / 500.1 hp @ 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm, 519.0 N·m / 382.8 lb·ft / 382.8 lb·ft @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 15.0 l/100km / 18.8 mpg-UK / 15.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2006
ModelM5 (US)Issued until
SerieM5Number made
Model familyE60Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4864 mm / 191.5 in / 191.5 inTotal (curb) weight1820 kg / 4012 lb / 4012 lb
Width1567 mm / 61.7 in / 61.7 inDry weight
Height1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2888 mm / 113.7 in / 113.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1567 mm / 61.7 in / 61.7 inWeight distribution (front)52.2 % / 52.2 % / 52.2 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.0 sq ft / 21.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.61 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.1 kW / 20.2 hp / 20.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders10
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.2 mm / 2.96 in / 2.96 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4999 cm3 / 305.1 cu in / 305.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.90 cm3/cylinder / 30.506 cu in/cylinder / 30.506 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power372.9 kW / 500.1 hp / 500.1 hp at 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque519.0 N·m / 382.8 lb·ft / 382.8 lb·ft at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)155.3 kW / 208.2 hp / 208.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output74.6 kW/l / 1.639 bhp/cu in / 1.639 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque103.8 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.62

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.50 s / 4.50 s / 4.50 sPower-to-weight ratio274.7 kW/ton / 208.2 bhp/ton / 208.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)22.4 l/100km / 12.6 mpg-UK / 10.5 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.6 l/100km / 26.6 mpg-UK / 22.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)15.0 l/100km / 18.8 mpg-UK / 15.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions351 g/km / 565 g/mi / 565 g/mi (est.)
  Range467 km / 290 mi / 290 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8.5J x 19Wheels rear9.5J x 19
Tyres front255/40 ZR 19Tyres rear285/35 ZR 19
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front374 mm / 14.7 in / 14.7 inBrake diameter rear370 mm / 14.6 in / 14.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M5 (US)

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