Key facts

BMW 520d, 2002 MY E39 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4775 mm
How heavy?
1565 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1951 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
136 PS / 134 bhp / 100 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
280 Nm / 207 / 28.6 kgm @ 1750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.6 s
How fast?
206 km/h, 128 mph
How economical?
7.8/4.7/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
156.0 CO2 g/km


BMW logo -

BMW logo

Bayerische Motorenwerke AG

2002 BMW 520d technical specifications


BMW 520d is an automobile that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
The BMW 520d is one of the E39 range of cars from BMW.
Its engine is a turbocharged diesel, 2 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 134 bhp (136 PS/100 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 280 N·m (207 lb·ft/28.6 kgm) at 1750 rpm.
A 5 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the wheels.
The BMW 520d weighs a claimed 1565 kg at the kerb.
Maximum stated speed is 206 km/h, which equates to 128 mph, stated fuel consumption is 7.8/4.7/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 156.0 g/km.
2002 BMW 520d data
BMW 520d, 2002 MY E39 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2830 111.4
Track/tread (front) 1516 59.7
Track/tread (rear) 1530 60.2
Length 4775 188
Width 1800 70.9
Height 1435 56.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1565 kg 3450 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.29
Frontal area 2.17
CdA 0.63
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1951 cc
(119.057 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 88 mm
3.31 × 3.46 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 136 PS (134 bhp) (100 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 68.7 bhp/litre
1.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 280 Nm (207 ft·lb) (28.6 kgm)
at 1750 rpm
Specific torque 143.52 Nm/litre
1.73 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 19:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1803.5 kPa (261.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 487.75 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 31.7 s
Maximum speed 206 km/h (128 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 86.81 PS/g
63.85 kW/g
85.62 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.66 kg/kW
26.16 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 7.8/4.7/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km7.8/4.7/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre12.8/21.3/16.9 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG36.2/60.1/47.9 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG30.2/50.0/39.9 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 156.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 156.35 g/km
VED band (UK) G
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.30 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.5J x 15
Wheel size rear 6.5J x 15
Tyres front 205/65 R 15 94V
Tyres rear 205/65 R 15 94V
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 296 mm
Rear brake diameter 298 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general ID104060
Production total
Model code
Model family E39
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2002 BMW 520d added 2002-12-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

View in any of these languages:


Using this content requires that you credit as the source.
Please use the following link and anchor text:
2002 BMW 520d

World Car Specifications