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BMW 525 tds Touring

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 BMW 525 tds Touring

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), diesel 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 106.6 kW / 143.0 hp / 143.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 199 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1991
Model525 tds TouringIssued until1997
Serie5Number made
Model familyE34Body constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE34/5
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE34Number of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4720 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1560 kg / 3439 lb / 3439 lb
Width1751 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1417 mm / 55.8 in / 55.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2761 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1495 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 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) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FueldieselStroke83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyBosch DDE diesel inj.Engine displacement2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity416.33 cm3/cylinder / 25.406 cu in/cylinder / 25.406 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio22.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power106.6 kW / 143.0 hp / 143.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)49.6 kW / 66.6 hp / 66.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.7 kW/l / 0.938 bhp/cu in / 0.938 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque104.1 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.65

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed199 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio91.7 kW/ton / 69.5 bhp/ton / 69.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.60 s / 11.60 s / 11.60 sFuel 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 frontIndependent, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/65 R15Tyres rear205/65 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525 tds Touring

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