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BMW 525 tds Automatic

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 BMW 525 tds Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2498 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1991
Model525 tds AutomaticIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE34Body 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

Length4720 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1751 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 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 clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 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
SumpwetMax. output power at
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)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque104.1 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front195/65 R 15 91VTyres rear195/65 R 15 91V
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525 tds Automatic

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