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BMW M5

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW M5

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 10-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4999 cm3 / 305.1 cu in / 305.1 cu in, 373.0 kW / 500.2 hp / 500.2 hp @ 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm, 519.4 N·m / 383.1 lb·ft / 383.1 lb·ft @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, manual 7-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed, consumption 14.0 l/100km / 20.2 mpg-UK / 16.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
ModelM5Issued until
SerieM5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
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

Length4870 mm / 191.7 in / 191.7 inTotal (curb) weight1755 kg / 3869 lb / 3869 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity65 kg / 143 lb / 143 lb
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight1820 kg / 4012 lb / 4012 lb
Track frontTowing weight1760 kg / 3880 lb / 3880 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders10
Engine TypeV engine (V10)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4999 cm3 / 305.1 cu in / 305.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power373.0 kW / 500.2 hp / 500.2 hp at 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque519.4 N·m / 383.1 lb·ft / 383.1 lb·ft at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)132.7 kW / 177.9 hp / 177.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output74.6 kW/l / 1.640 bhp/cu in / 1.640 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque103.9 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears7
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.80 s / 4.80 s / 4.80 sPower-to-weight ratio288.9 kW/ton / 218.9 bhp/ton / 218.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)19.6 l/100km / 14.4 mpg-UK / 12.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)14.0 l/100km / 20.2 mpg-UK / 16.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range500 km / 311 mi / 311 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering Traction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP). Traction control.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/40-ZR19Tyres rear255/40-ZR19
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
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 M5

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