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BMW 540i Automatic

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 BMW 540i Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4000 cm3 / 244.1 cu in / 244.1 cu in, 225.2 kW / 302.0 hp / 302.0 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 10.4 l/100km / 27.2 mpg-UK / 22.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2004
Model540i AutomaticIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE60Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4841 mm / 190.6 in / 190.6 inTotal (curb) weight1725 kg / 3803 lb / 3803 lb
Width1846 mm / 72.7 in / 72.7 inDry weight
Height1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2888 mm / 113.7 in / 113.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1558 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1582 mm / 62.3 in / 62.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyBo Mo ME9.2.2 fuel inj.Engine displacement4000 cm3 / 244.1 cu in / 244.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity500.00 cm3/cylinder / 30.512 cu in/cylinder / 30.512 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power225.2 kW / 302.0 hp / 302.0 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)114.6 kW / 153.7 hp / 153.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.3 kW/l / 1.237 bhp/cu in / 1.237 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.5 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.38

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio175.1 kW/ton / 132.6 bhp/ton / 132.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)15.5 l/100km / 18.2 mpg-UK / 15.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)10.4 l/100km / 27.2 mpg-UK / 22.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions250 g/km / 402 g/mi / 402 g/mi
  Range673 km / 418 mi / 418 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7.5J x 17 LMWheels rear7.5J x 17 LM
Tyres front225/50 R 17 94WTyres rear225/50 R 17 94W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front348 mm / 13.7 in / 13.7 inBrake diameter rear345 mm / 13.6 in / 13.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 540i Automatic

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