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BMW 545i

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 545i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4397 cm3 / 268.3 cu in / 268.3 cu in, 245.0 kW / 328.6 hp / 328.6 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.0 l/100km / 25.7 mpg-UK / 21.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model545iIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)520 l / 18.36 cu ft / 18.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5330 l / 188.23 cu ft / 188.23 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) weight1705 kg / 3759 lb / 3759 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.) weight2190 kg / 4828 lb / 4828 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)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 constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4397 cm3 / 268.3 cu in / 268.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity549.76 cm3/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power245.0 kW / 328.6 hp / 328.6 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)98.0 kW / 131.4 hp / 131.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.7 kW/l / 1.224 bhp/cu in / 1.224 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque102.3 N·m/l / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in / 0.90 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) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio195.3 kW/ton / 148.0 bhp/ton / 148.0 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)11.0 l/100km / 25.7 mpg-UK / 21.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions276 g/km / 444 g/mi / 444 g/mi
  Range636 km / 396 mi / 396 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front220/50-R17Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 545i

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