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BMW 520d Automatic

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 BMW 520d Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 350.0 N·m / 258.1 lb·ft / 258.1 lb·ft @ 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 229 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph top speed, consumption 5.6 l/100km / 50.4 mpg-UK / 42.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2007
Model520d 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)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4841 mm / 190.6 in / 190.6 inTotal (curb) weight1595 kg / 3516 lb / 3516 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 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)0.27Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.61 m2 / 6.6 sq ft / 6.6 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.2 kW / 20.3 hp / 20.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplycommon rail direct diesel injectionEngine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque350.0 N·m / 258.1 lb·ft / 258.1 lb·ft at 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.7 kW / 108.2 hp / 108.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output65.4 kW/l / 1.437 bhp/cu in / 1.437 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque175.4 N·m/l / 1.53 lb·ft/cu in / 1.53 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed229 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio109.7 kW/ton / 83.1 bhp/ton / 83.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.40 s / 8.40 s / 8.40 sFuel consumption, City (urban)7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)4.6 l/100km / 61.4 mpg-UK / 51.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)5.6 l/100km / 50.4 mpg-UK / 42.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions149 g/km / 240 g/mi / 240 g/mi
  Range1250 km / 777 mi / 777 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J x 16
Tyres front225/55 R 16 95VTyres rear225/55 R 16 95V
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 520d Automatic

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