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BMW 550i Automatic (US)

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 BMW 550i Automatic (US)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4799 cm3 / 292.9 cu in / 292.9 cu in, 268.5 kW / 360.1 hp / 360.1 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2007
Model550i Automatic (US)Issued 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

Length4854 mm / 191.1 in / 191.1 inTotal (curb) weight1800 kg / 3968 lb / 3968 lb
Width1847 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 front1557 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inWeight distribution (front)51.7 % / 51.7 % / 51.7 %
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)2.30 m2 / 24.8 sq ft / 24.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.67 m2 / 7.2 sq ft / 7.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.6 kW / 22.3 hp / 22.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.3 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4799 cm3 / 292.9 cu in / 292.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity599.88 cm3/cylinder / 36.607 cu in/cylinder / 36.607 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power268.5 kW / 360.1 hp / 360.1 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)124.5 kW / 167.0 hp / 167.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.0 kW/l / 1.230 bhp/cu in / 1.230 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque101.7 N·m/l / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in / 0.89 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) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.60 s / 5.60 s / 5.60 sPower-to-weight ratio200.0 kW/ton / 151.5 bhp/ton / 151.5 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8.0 X 17Wheels rear8.0 x 17
Tyres front225/50 R 17Tyres rear225/50 R 17
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 550i Automatic (US)

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