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BMW 520i

(1990 model)

Brief specs of 1990 BMW 520i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in, 108.0 kW / 144.8 hp / 144.8 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1990
Model520iIssued 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)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4730 mm / 186.2 in / 186.2 inTotal (curb) weight1542 kg / 3400 lb / 3400 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FuelStroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity331.75 cm3/cylinder / 20.245 cu in/cylinder / 20.245 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power108.0 kW / 144.8 hp / 144.8 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationMax. torque186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft at 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.3 kW / 75.5 hp / 75.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.2 kW/l / 1.192 bhp/cu in / 1.192 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.4 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 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)9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 sPower-to-weight ratio95.5 kW/ton / 72.4 bhp/ton / 72.4 bhp/ton
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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/65-R17Tyres rear205/55-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 520i

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