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BMW 525 Automatic

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 525 Automatic

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed, consumption 9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model525 AutomaticIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2803 l / 98.99 cu ft / 98.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4870 mm / 191.7 in / 191.7 inTotal (curb) weight1495 kg / 3296 lb / 3296 lb
WidthDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity295 kg / 650 lb / 650 lb
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight1790 kg / 3946 lb / 3946 lb
Track frontTowing weight1800 kg / 3968 lb / 3968 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)
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 valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.8 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplySequential port fuel injection (SFI/SEFI)Engine displacement2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.14 cm3/cylinder / 25.394 cu in/cylinder / 25.394 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft at 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output64.1 kW/l / 1.408 bhp/cu in / 1.408 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.5 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio145.8 kW/ton / 110.5 bhp/ton / 110.5 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)9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions357 g/km / 574 g/mi / 574 g/mi
  Range745 km / 463 mi / 463 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525 Automatic

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