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BMW 525d

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 525d

4-door 5-seater, diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2495 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in, 130.0 kW / 174.3 hp / 174.3 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed, consumption 6.8 l/100km / 41.5 mpg-UK / 34.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model525dIssued 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)2633 l / 92.98 cu ft / 92.98 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) weight1660 kg / 3660 lb / 3660 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity485 kg / 1069 lb / 1069 lb
Wheelbase2890 mm / 113.8 in / 113.8 inGross (max.) weight2145 kg / 4729 lb / 4729 lb
Track frontTowing weight2000 kg / 4409 lb / 4409 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)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 cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke75.1 mm / 2.96 in / 2.96 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement2495 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.19 cm3/cylinder / 25.397 cu in/cylinder / 25.397 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power130.0 kW / 174.3 hp / 174.3 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.0 kW / 69.7 hp / 69.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.1 kW/l / 1.145 bhp/cu in / 1.145 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque160.3 N·m/l / 1.40 lb·ft/cu in / 1.40 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.6 kW/ton / 80.8 bhp/ton / 80.8 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)6.8 l/100km / 41.5 mpg-UK / 34.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions182 g/km / 293 g/mi / 293 g/mi (est.)
  Range1029 km / 640 mi / 640 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/60-R15Tyres rear225/60-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 525d

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