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BMW 525i Sport

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 525i Sport

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, OHC, 2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft @ 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model525i SportIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2860 l / 101.00 cu ft / 101.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4850 mm / 190.9 in / 190.9 inTotal (curb) weight1475 kg / 3252 lb / 3252 lb
Width1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inDry weight
Height1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inLoad capacity235 kg / 518 lb / 518 lb
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight1710 kg / 3770 lb / 3770 lb
Track frontTowing weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.5 sq ft / 7.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.2 kW / 23.1 hp / 23.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft at 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output64.1 kW/l / 1.408 bhp/cu in / 1.408 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.1 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear 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 ratio147.8 kW/ton / 112.0 bhp/ton / 112.0 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)6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range1077 km / 669 mi / 669 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/40-R16Tyres rear245/40-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525i Sport

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