1996 BMW 528i E39

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The BMW 528i belongs to the E39 range of cars from BMW. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, double overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 191 bhp (194 PS/142 kW) of power at 5300 rpm, and maximum torque of 280 N·m (207 lb·ft/28.6 kgm) at 3950 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1535 kg. The BMW 528i is said to be able to attain a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph), quoted fuel consumption figures are 14.2/7.4/9.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 235.0 g/km.

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Key facts

1996 BMW 528i E39 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4775 mm
How heavy?
1535 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2793 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
194 PS / 191 bhp / 142 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
280 Nm / 207 ft.lb / 28.6 kgm @ 3950 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.4 s
How fast?
235 km/h, 146 mph
How economical?
14.2/7.4/9.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
235.0 CO2 g/km

BMW E39 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1951 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 156.0 CO2 1565 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1951 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 163.0 CO2 1670 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2171 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 216.0 CO2 1570 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2171 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 237.0 CO2 1600 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2171 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 228.0 CO2 1670 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2171 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 242.0 CO2 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2497 cm3 163 PS 160.5 bhp 120 kW 179.0 CO2 1575 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2497 cm3 163 PS 160.5 bhp 120 kW 216.0 CO2 1585 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2497 cm3 163 PS 160.5 bhp 120 kW 187.0 CO2 1780 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2497 cm3 163 PS 160.5 bhp 120 kW 219.0 CO2 1790 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 225.0 CO2 1575 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 247.0 CO2 1605 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 235.0 CO2 1680 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 252.0 CO2 1710 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2926 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 192.0 CO2 1575 kg
BMW 530d Automatic -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2926 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 221.0 CO2 1585 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2926 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 194.0 CO2 1810 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2926 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 226.0 CO2 1820 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2979 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 229.0 CO2 1605 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2979 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 257.0 CO2 1635 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2979 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 238.0 CO2 1720 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2979 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 261.0 CO2 1750 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3498 cm3 244 PS 241 bhp 180 kW 283.0 CO2 1685 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 3498 cm3 244 PS 241 bhp 180 kW 286.0 CO2 1730 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 295.0 CO2 1705 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 295.0 CO2 1735 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 6M 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 302.0 CO2 1815 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 307.0 CO2 1845 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2926 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 189.0 CO2 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2926 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 221.0 CO2 1710 kg

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1996 BMW 528i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2830 mm 111.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1512 mm 59.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1526 mm 60.1 inches
Length 4775 mm 188 inches
Width 1800 mm 70.9 inches
Height 1435 mm 56.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1535 kg 3384 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.29
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2793 cc
(170.439 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 84 mm
3.31 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
194 PS (191 bhp) (142 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
68.4 bhp/litre
1.12 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
280 Nm (207 ft·lb) (28.6 kgm)
at 3950 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
100.25 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.2:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1259.8 kPa (182.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.2 s
Maximum speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 126.16 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
92.79 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
124.43 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.78 kg/kW
18 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 14.2/7.4/9.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km14.2/7.4/9.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre7.0/13.5/10.1 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG19.9/38.2/28.5 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG16.6/31.8/23.8 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 235.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 229.68 g/km
VED band (UK)
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
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 16
Wheel size rear 7J x 16
Tyres front 225/55 R 16 95W
Tyres rear 225/55 R 16 95W
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID15125
Production total
Model code
Model family E39
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 BMW 528i added 1996-09-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.