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BMW X5 4.8i

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW X5 4.8i

5-door 7-seater offroad vehicle, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4799 cm3 / 292.9 cu in / 292.9 cu in, 261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 475.0 N·m / 350.3 lb·ft / 350.3 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed, consumption 12.5 l/100km / 22.6 mpg-UK / 18.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
ModelX5 4.8iIssued until
SerieX5Number made
Model familyE70Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeoffroad vehicleNumber of seats7
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)620 l / 21.90 cu ft / 21.90 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2803 l / 98.99 cu ft / 98.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1750 l / 61.80 cu ft / 61.80 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4854 mm / 191.1 in / 191.1 inTotal (curb) weight2180 kg / 4806 lb / 4806 lb
Width1933 mm / 76.1 in / 76.1 inDry weight
Height1776 mm / 69.9 in / 69.9 inLoad capacity870 kg / 1918 lb / 1918 lb
Wheelbase2933 mm / 115.5 in / 115.5 inGross (max.) weight2424 kg / 5344 lb / 5344 lb
Track front1644 mm / 64.7 in / 64.7 inTowing weight2706 kg / 5966 lb / 5966 lb
Track rear1650 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity85 l / 18.7 UK gal / 22.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.35Frontal area (A)2.87 m2 / 30.9 sq ft / 30.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.00 m2 / 10.8 sq ft / 10.8 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)24.9 kW / 33.3 hp / 33.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeN62 B4801Total number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.3 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyEFIEngine displacement4799 cm3 / 292.9 cu in / 292.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity599.88 cm3/cylinder / 36.607 cu in/cylinder / 36.607 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque475.0 N·m / 350.3 lb·ft / 350.3 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)140.4 kW / 188.2 hp / 188.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.4 kW/l / 1.195 bhp/cu in / 1.195 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque99.0 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio160.6 kW/ton / 121.6 bhp/ton / 121.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)16.8 l/100km / 16.8 mpg-UK / 14.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.5 l/100km / 22.6 mpg-UK / 18.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time26.60 s / 26.60 s / 26.60 s CO2 emissions286 g/km / 460 g/mi / 460 g/mi
  Range680 km / 423 mi / 423 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.0 m / 45.9 ft / 45.9 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8.5J x 18Wheels rear8.5J x 18
Tyres front255/55 R 18 109VTyres rear255/55 R 18 109V
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front365 mm / 14.4 in / 14.4 inBrake diameter rear345 mm / 13.6 in / 13.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW X5 4.8i

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