2003 BMW 525i E60

This vehicle has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The BMW 525i is one of the E60 range of cars from BMW. Its 6 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2.5 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 189 bhp (192 PS/141 kW) at 6000 rpm and 245 Nm (181 lbft/25 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox. It weighs a stated 1565 kg at the kerb. Maximum quoted speed is 238 km/h or 148 mph, officially stated fuel consumption figures are 13.6/7.0/9.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 228.0 g/km.

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Key facts

2003 BMW 525i E60 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4841 mm
How heavy?
1565 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2494 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
192 PS / 189 bhp / 141 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
245 Nm / 181 ft.lb / 25 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.9 s
How fast?
238 km/h, 148 mph
How economical?
13.6/7.0/9.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
228.0 CO2 g/km

BMW E60 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6M 2993 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 179.0 CO2 1745 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 2993 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 183.0 CO2 1755 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6M 2993 cm3 235 PS 232 bhp 173 kW 183.0 CO2 1760 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 2993 cm3 235 PS 232 bhp 173 kW 186.0 CO2 1780 kg
BMW 5-Series -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1995 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 158.0 CO2 1585 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 136.0 CO2 1585 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 149.0 CO2 1595 kg
BMW 5-Series -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 1995 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 185.0 CO2 1595 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1995 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 162.0 CO2 1535 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 1995 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 164.0 CO2 1565 kg
BMW 5-series -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2497 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 174.0 CO2 1575 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2497 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 174.0 CO2 1575 kg
BMW 5-series -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2497 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 178.0 CO2 1600 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2497 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 178.0 CO2 1600 kg
BMW 5-series -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2993 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 165.0 CO2 1655 kg
BMW 5-series -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2993 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 172.0 CO2 1670 kg
BMW 5-series -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2996 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 176.0 CO2 1585 kg
BMW 5-series -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2996 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 178.0 CO2 1605 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6M 2996 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 193.0 CO2 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 2996 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 193.0 CO2 1720 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2996 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1590 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2996 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1620 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6M 2996 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1710 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 2996 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1730 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2993 cm3 235 PS 232 bhp 173 kW 170.0 CO2 1665 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2993 cm3 235 PS 232 bhp 173 kW 176.0 CO2 1675 kg
BMW 530i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2996 cm3 272 PS 268 bhp 200 kW 182.0 CO2 1605 kg
BMW 530i  -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2996 cm3 272 PS 268 bhp 200 kW 178.0 CO2 1615 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6M 2993 cm3 235 PS 232 bhp 173 kW 183.0 CO2 1760 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6A 2993 cm3 235 PS 232 bhp 173 kW 186.0 CO2 1780 kg

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2003 BMW 525i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2888 113.7
Track/tread (front) 1558 61.3
Track/tread (rear) 1582 62.3
Length 4841 190.6
Width 1846 72.7
Height 1468 57.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1565 kg 3450
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.28
Frontal area 2.26
CdA 0.63
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.5 litre
2494 cc
(152.193 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 75 mm
3.31 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 192 PS (189 bhp) (141 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 75.8 bhp/litre
1.24 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 245 Nm (181 ft·lb) (25 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 98.24 Nm/litre
1.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Siemens MS45 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1234.5 kPa (179 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 415.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 238 km/h (148 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 122.45 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
90.06 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
120.77 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.1 kg/kW
18.55 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 13.6/7.0/9.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km13.6/7.0/9.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre7.4/14.3/10.6 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG20.8/40.4/30.1 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG17.3/33.6/25.0 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 228.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 218.08 g/km
VED band (UK) L
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7J x 16 LM
Wheel size rear 7J x 16 LM
Tyres front 225/55 R 16 95W
Tyres rear 225/55 R 16 95W
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 310 mm
Rear brake diameter 320 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio 3.15
general
Carfolio.com ID111650
Production total
Model code
Model family E60
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 BMW 525i added 2003-07-12.
Last modified 2013-02-28.