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BMW 520d

(1977 model)

Brief specs of 1977 BMW 520d

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1951 cm3 / 119.1 cu in / 119.1 cu in, 100.0 kW / 134.1 hp / 134.1 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft @ 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph top speed, consumption 5.9 l/100km / 47.9 mpg-UK / 39.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1977
Model520dIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight1565 kg / 3450 lb / 3450 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2840 mm / 111.8 in / 111.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FuelStroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.95
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1951 cm3 / 119.1 cu in / 119.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity487.68 cm3/cylinder / 29.760 cu in/cylinder / 29.760 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio19.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power100.0 kW / 134.1 hp / 134.1 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft at 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.0 kW / 53.6 hp / 53.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.3 kW/l / 1.126 bhp/cu in / 1.126 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque143.5 N·m/l / 1.26 lb·ft/cu in / 1.26 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio86.8 kW/ton / 65.8 bhp/ton / 65.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)7.8 l/100km / 36.2 mpg-UK / 30.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)4.7 l/100km / 60.1 mpg-UK / 50.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)5.9 l/100km / 47.9 mpg-UK / 39.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions156 g/km / 251 g/mi / 251 g/mi
  Range1186 km / 737 mi / 737 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/65-R15Tyres rear205/65-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front296 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 inBrake diameter rear298 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 520d

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