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BMW 550i

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 550i

5-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4800 cm3 / 292.9 cu in / 292.9 cu in, 268.0 kW / 359.4 hp / 359.4 hp @ 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm, 489.2 N·m / 360.8 lb·ft / 360.8 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed, consumption 10.8 l/100km / 26.2 mpg-UK / 21.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model550iIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)396 l / 13.98 cu ft / 13.98 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2803 l / 98.99 cu ft / 98.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1150 l / 40.61 cu ft / 40.61 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4860 mm / 191.3 in / 191.3 inTotal (curb) weight1730 kg / 3814 lb / 3814 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity60 kg / 132 lb / 132 lb
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight1790 kg / 3946 lb / 3946 lb
Track frontTowing weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal 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 cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplyInjection. Electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement4800 cm3 / 292.9 cu in / 292.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.01 cm3/cylinder / 24.349 cu in/cylinder / 24.349 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power268.0 kW / 359.4 hp / 359.4 hp at 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm / 6300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque489.2 N·m / 360.8 lb·ft / 360.8 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)124.5 kW / 166.9 hp / 166.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output55.8 kW/l / 1.227 bhp/cu in / 1.227 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque101.9 N·m/l / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in / 0.89 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) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.40 s / 5.40 s / 5.40 sPower-to-weight ratio211.0 kW/ton / 159.9 bhp/ton / 159.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)15.7 l/100km / 18.0 mpg-UK / 15.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.7 l/100km / 26.4 mpg-UK / 22.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)10.8 l/100km / 26.2 mpg-UK / 21.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range648 km / 403 mi / 403 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front348 mm / 13.7 in / 13.7 inBrake diameter rear346 mm / 13.6 in / 13.6 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 550i

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