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BMW 525d

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 BMW 525d

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in, 144.7 kW / 194.0 hp / 194.0 hp @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 1300 rpm / 1300 rpm / 1300 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph top speed, consumption 6.2 l/100km / 45.6 mpg-UK / 37.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2007
Model525dIssued 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) weight1655 kg / 3649 lb / 3649 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 cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves24
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 displacement2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.83 cm3/cylinder / 30.440 cu in/cylinder / 30.440 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power144.7 kW / 194.0 hp / 194.0 hp at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 1300 rpm / 1300 rpm / 1300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)91.9 kW / 123.2 hp / 123.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.4 kW/l / 1.063 bhp/cu in / 1.063 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque133.7 N·m/l / 1.17 lb·ft/cu in / 1.17 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.84
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.47

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio117.2 kW/ton / 88.8 bhp/ton / 88.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.60 s / 7.60 s / 7.60 sFuel consumption, City (urban)8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)5.0 l/100km / 56.5 mpg-UK / 47.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.2 l/100km / 45.6 mpg-UK / 37.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions165 g/km / 265 g/mi / 265 g/mi
  Range1129 km / 702 mi / 702 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
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 525d

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