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BMW 525i

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 BMW 525i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph top speed, consumption 7.4 l/100km / 38.2 mpg-UK / 31.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2007
Model525iIssued 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)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1150 l / 40.61 cu ft / 40.61 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4841 mm / 190.6 in / 190.6 inTotal (curb) weight1585 kg / 3494 lb / 3494 lb
Width1846 mm / 72.7 in / 72.7 inDry weight
Height1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inLoad capacity485 kg / 1069 lb / 1069 lb
Wheelbase2888 mm / 113.7 in / 113.7 inGross (max.) weight2050 kg / 4519 lb / 4519 lb
Track front1558 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inTowing weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 lb
Track rear1581 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque270.0 N·m / 199.1 lb·ft / 199.1 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)94.3 kW / 126.4 hp / 126.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output53.5 kW/l / 1.176 bhp/cu in / 1.176 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque90.1 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.60 s / 7.60 s / 7.60 sPower-to-weight ratio135.7 kW/ton / 102.8 bhp/ton / 102.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.10 s / 7.10 s / 7.10 sFuel consumption, City (urban)10.3 l/100km / 27.4 mpg-UK / 22.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)5.7 l/100km / 49.6 mpg-UK / 41.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)7.4 l/100km / 38.2 mpg-UK / 31.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions176 g/km / 283 g/mi / 283 g/mi
  Range946 km / 588 mi / 588 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP). Power assisted steering Traction control.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 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 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), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525i

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