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BMW 550i Sport

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 BMW 550i Sport

5-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 270.0 kW / 362.1 hp / 362.1 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 491.0 N·m / 362.1 lb·ft / 362.1 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph top speed, consumption 11.1 l/100km / 25.4 mpg-UK / 21.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2007
Model550i SportIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2945 l / 104.00 cu ft / 104.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4850 mm / 190.9 in / 190.9 inTotal (curb) weight1660 kg / 3660 lb / 3660 lb
Width1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inDry weight
Height1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 lb
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)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power270.0 kW / 362.1 hp / 362.1 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque491.0 N·m / 362.1 lb·ft / 362.1 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)108.0 kW / 144.8 hp / 144.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output108.1 kW/l / 2.376 bhp/cu in / 2.376 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque196.6 N·m/l / 1.72 lb·ft/cu in / 1.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio221.1 kW/ton / 167.5 bhp/ton / 167.5 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)11.1 l/100km / 25.4 mpg-UK / 21.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions260 g/km / 418 g/mi / 418 g/mi (est.)
  Range631 km / 392 mi / 392 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
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 550i Sport

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