• BMW 520d

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Key facts

2005 BMW 520d E60 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4841 mm
How heavy?
1585 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
163 PS / 161 bhp / 120 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
340 Nm / 251 / 34.7 kgm @ 2000-2750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.6 s
How fast?
223 km/h, 139 mph
How economical?
8.0/4.7/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
158.0 CO2 g/km


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2005 BMW 520d technical specifications


This automobile has a 4 door saloon body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The 520d forms part of BMW's E60 model series.
Its 2 litre engine is a turbocharged, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that develops 161 bhp (163 PS/120 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 340 N·m (251 lb·ft/34.7 kgm) at 2000-2750 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 6 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a quoted 1585 kg at the kerb.
Top claimed speed is 223 km/h, or 139 mph, officially quoted fuel consumption figures are 8.0/4.7/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 158.0 g/km.
2005 BMW 520d data
2005 BMW 520d E60 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
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 1585 kg 3494 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.28
Frontal area 2.26
CdA 0.63
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 90 mm
3.31 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 163 PS (161 bhp) (120 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 80.7 bhp/litre
1.32 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 340 Nm (251 ft·lb) (34.7 kgm)
at 2000-2750 rpm
Specific torque 170.43 Nm/litre
2.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 17:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2141.6 kPa (310.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 223 km/h (139 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 102.99 PS/g
75.75 kW/g
101.58 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.2 kg/kW
22.05 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.0/4.7/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km8.0/4.7/5.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre12.5/21.3/16.9 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG35.3/60.1/47.9 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG29.4/50.0/39.9 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 158.0 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
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7J x 16 LM
Wheel size rear 7J x 16 LM
Tyres front 225/55 R 16 95V
Tyres rear 225/55 R 16 95V
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 310 mm
Rear brake diameter 320 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 2.64
general ID131417
Production total
Model code
Model family E60
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2005 BMW 520d added 2005-07-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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