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BMW M5 4.9 32V

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 BMW M5 4.9 32V

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4941 cm3 / 301.5 cu in / 301.5 cu in, 294.0 kW / 394.3 hp / 394.3 hp @ 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm, 500.0 N·m / 368.8 lb·ft / 368.8 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1998
ModelM5 4.9 32VIssued until0
SerieM5Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE39S
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE39Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4784 mm / 188.3 in / 188.3 inTotal (curb) weight1795 kg / 3957 lb / 3957 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1432 mm / 56.4 in / 56.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2835 mm / 111.6 in / 111.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1515 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1527 mm / 60.1 in / 60.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6874779541446  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.19 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.0561797752809
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement4941 cm3 / 301.5 cu in / 301.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity617.64 cm3/cylinder / 37.691 cu in/cylinder / 37.691 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power294.0 kW / 394.3 hp / 394.3 hp at 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque500.0 N·m / 368.8 lb·ft / 368.8 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)117.6 kW / 157.7 hp / 157.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output59.5 kW/l / 1.308 bhp/cu in / 1.308 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque101.2 N·m/l / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/40 - 275/35 R18Tyres rear245/40 - 275/35 R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M5 4.9 32V

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