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BMW 540 i Touring

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 BMW 540 i Touring

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in, 210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1997
Model540 i TouringIssued until0
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE39/2
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE39Number of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4805 mm / 189.2 in / 189.2 inTotal (curb) weight1740 kg / 3836 lb / 3836 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2830 mm / 111.4 in / 111.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1512 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1522 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6978798586572  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 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 TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1124546553809
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity549.76 cm3/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.049 bhp/cu in / 1.049 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.0 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/55 R16Tyres rear225/55 R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 540 i Touring

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