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BMW 525xi

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 BMW 525xi

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), 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, 250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, manual 7-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph top speed, consumption 9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2006
Model525xiIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 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) weight1565 kg / 3450 lb / 3450 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity485 kg / 1069 lb / 1069 lb
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight2050 kg / 4519 lb / 4519 lb
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)0.3Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.5 sq ft / 7.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.2 kW / 23.1 hp / 23.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore78.8 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.90 cm3/cylinder / 24.403 cu in/cylinder / 24.403 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 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 torque100.1 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears7
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio139.3 kW/ton / 105.5 bhp/ton / 105.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)13.9 l/100km / 20.3 mpg-UK / 16.9 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.4 l/100km / 38.2 mpg-UK / 31.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions229 g/km / 369 g/mi / 369 g/mi (est.)
  Range714 km / 444 mi / 444 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/55R16WTyres rear225/55R16W
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 525xi

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