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BMW 525 TDS

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW 525 TDS

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in, 105.0 kW / 140.8 hp / 140.8 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 279.0 N·m / 205.8 lb·ft / 205.8 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
Model525 TDSIssued 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)2800 l / 98.88 cu ft / 98.88 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight1563 kg / 3446 lb / 3446 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 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
FuelStroke83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement2496 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity417.20 cm3/cylinder / 25.459 cu in/cylinder / 25.459 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio22.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power105.0 kW / 140.8 hp / 140.8 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque279.0 N·m / 205.8 lb·ft / 205.8 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)53.9 kW / 72.2 hp / 72.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.1 kW/l / 0.925 bhp/cu in / 0.925 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque111.8 N·m/l / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in / 0.98 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) speed211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.10 s / 10.10 s / 10.10 sPower-to-weight ratio91.5 kW/ton / 69.3 bhp/ton / 69.3 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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front200/55-R16Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525 TDS

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