Pictures

  • BMW 523i

    BMW 523i -

    Image courtesy of BMW

Key facts

1996 BMW 523i E39 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4775 mm
How heavy?
1495 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2494 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
245 Nm / 181 ft.lb / 25 kgm @ 3950 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.00 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.50 s
How fast?
228 km/h, 142 mph
How economical?
13.8/7.3/9.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
230 CO2 g/km

BMW

BMW logo -

BMW logo

Bayerische Motorenwerke AG

Similar models

  1. In beta testing
  2. Acura TL 1996 MY
  3. 1992 Alfa Romeo 164 12v Super
  4. 1992 Alfa Romeo 164 12v Super Automatic
  5. Audi A4 1.8 T quattro 2000 MY
  6. 2000 Audi A4 2.4
  7. 1997 Audi A4 2.4
  8. 2000 Audi A4 2.4 multitronic
  9. 1997 Audi A4 2.4 quattro
  10. 1997 Audi A4 2.4 Tiptronic
  11. 1996 Audi A6 2.4
  12. 1996 Audi A6 2.4 quattro
  13. 1996 Audi A6 2.4 quattro Tiptronic
  14. 1995 Audi A6 2.8
  15. Audi A6 2.8 1995 MY
  16. Audi A6 2.8 Automatic 1995 MY
  17. Audi A6 2.8 quattro 1995 MY
  18. Audi A6 2.8 quattro Automatic 1995 MY
  19. 1994 Audi A8 2.8
  20. Buick Century 1996 MY
  21. 1996 Buick Skylark Gran Sport
  22. Chevrolet Corsica 1995 MY
  23. 1999 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan 2000 MY
  24. 1997 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan 1998 MY
  25. 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Sedan 1997 MY
  26. 1996 Chevrolet Malibu LS
  27. 1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi
  28. 1996 Chrysler Cirrus LXi
  29. 1995 Chrysler Cirrus LXi
  30. 1993 Chrysler Concorde
  31. 1996 Chrysler Concorde LX
  32. 1993 Dodge Intrepid
  33. 1995 Ford Contour SE
  34. 1995 Ford Contour SE
  35. 1996 Ford Crown Victoria NGV
  36. 1994 Ford Mondeo 24v
  37. Ford Mondeo 2.5 24v 1997 MY
  38. Ford Mondeo 2.5 Automatic 1997 MY
  39. Ford Mondeo 2.5 Automatic 1997 MY
  40. Ford Mondeo ST24 1997 MY
  41. 1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire 3.0i Ghia Automatic
  42. 2000 Ford Taurus LX 2001 MY
  43. 1999 GAZ Volga 3111
  44. 1995 Honda Accord LX V6
  45. 1993 Honda Ascot/Rafaga 2.5S
  46. 1998 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5 V6
  47. 2000 Kia Magentis 2.5 V6
  48. 2000 Kia Magentis 2.5 V6 Automatic
  49. 1994 Lancia Kappa 2.4
  50. 1992 Lancia Thema 3.0 ie V6
  51. 1992 Lancia Thema 3.0 ie V6 Estate
  52. 1992 Mazda 626 2.5 V6 ES
  53. 1994 Mazda Millenia
  54. 1996 Mazda Sentia Limited
  55. 1995 Mercedes-Benz C 200 Kompressor W 202 E 20 ML
  56. 2000 Mercedes-Benz E 200 W 210 E 20 ML EVO
  57. 2000 Mercedes-Benz E 200 Automatic W 210 E 20 ML EVO
  58. 2000 Mercedes-Benz E 240 W 210 E 26
  59. 1999 Mercedes-Benz E 240 W 210 E 24
  60. 2000 Mercedes-Benz E 240 Automatic W 210 E 26
  61. 1999 Mercedes-Benz E 240 Automatic W 210 E 24
  62. 1996 Mitsubishi Diamante V6 2500 MVV
  63. 1996 Mitsubishi Diamante V6 2500 MVV
  64. 1993 Mitsubishi Galant 2500 V6
  65. Mitsubishi Galant 2500 V6-24 1998 MY
  66. Mitsubishi Galant 2500 V6-24 1998 MY
  67. Mitsubishi Galant 2.5 V6 2000 MY
  68. Mitsubishi Galant 2.5 V6 Automatic 2000 MY
  69. 1992 Nissan Cefiro 2.5
  70. 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL Sedan
  71. Opel Omega 2.5 V6 1994 MY
  72. Opel Omega 2.5 V6 Automatic 1994 MY
  73. Peugeot 605 SV-24 3.0 1995 MY
  74. Peugeot 605 SV 3.0 1995 MY
  75. Peugeot 605 SV 3.0 Automatic 1995 MY
  76. 2000 Peugeot 607 2.2 16V
  77. 2000 Peugeot 607 2.2 16V Automatic
  78. 1993 Renault Safrane RXE 3.0 V6
  79. 1993 Renault Safrane RXE 3.0 V6 Quadra
  80. 1998 Rover 75 2.5 KV6
  81. Rover 827Si Saloon 1993 MY
  82. Rover 827Si Saloon Automatic 1993 MY
  83. 1999 Saab 9-5 2.3t Ecopower
  84. 1999 Saab 9-5 2.3t Ecopower Automatic
  85. 2000 Saturn L300
  86. Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT 1997 MY
  87. Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Automatic 1997 MY
  88. 1993 Toyota Cressida Mark II 2.5 Twincam 24 E-JZX90-ATPQF
  89. Toyota Crown Royal Saloon E-JZS151-AEPQF 1995 MY
  90. Toyota Crown Super Saloon Extra (3No.) E-JZS151-AEPJF 1995 MY
  91. Toyota Crown Super Saloon Extra (3No.) Four E-JZS153-AEPJF 1995 MY
  92. Toyota Mark II 2.5 Grande Four E-JZX93-ATPQF 1994 MY
  93. Volkswagen Passat VR6 1994 MY
  94. 1992 Volkswagen Passat VR6
  95. Volkswagen Passat VR6 Automatic 1994 MY
  96. 1992 Volvo 850 GLT
  97. 1993 Volvo 850 GLT Automatic
  98. Volvo 940 Turbo 1993 MY
  99. Volvo 960 2.5 24V 1996 MY
  100. Volvo 960 2.5 24V Automatic 1996 MY
  101. 2000 Volvo S60 2.0T Automatic
  102. 2000 Volvo S60 2.4
  103. 2000 Volvo S60 2.4 Automatic
  104. 1997 Volvo S70 2.4 20v
  105. 1997 Volvo S70 2.4 Automatic
  106. 1998 Volvo S80 2.0T
  107. 1998 Volvo S80 2.4 Automatic
  108. Volvo S90 3.0 1997 MY
  109. Volvo S90 3.0 Automatic 1997 MY

1996 BMW 523i technical specifications

Introduction

BMW 523i is a car that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
The BMW 523i is one of the E39 model family from BMW.
Powering the BMW 523i is a double overhead camshaft, 2.5 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) at 5500 rpm and 245 N·m (181 lb·ft/25 kgm) at 3950 rpm respectively.
The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission.
Stated kerb weight is 1495 kg.
The BMW 523i is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 228 km/h (142 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption is 13.8/7.3/9.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 230 g/km.
1996 BMW 523i data
1996 BMW 523i E39 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
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 1495 kg 3296 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.280
Frontal area
CdA
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
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
67.4 bhp/litre
1.1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
245 Nm (181 ft·lb) (25 kgm)
at 3950 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
98.24 Nm/litre
1.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1234.5 kPa (179 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
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 8.00 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.50 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 20.70 s
Standing quarter-mile
@ 29.20 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 228 km/h (142 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 113.94 PS/g
83.8 kW/g
112.37 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.93 kg/kW
19.93 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 13.8/7.3/9.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km13.8/7.3/9.7 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre7.2/13.7/10.3 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG20.5/38.7/29.1 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG17.0/32.2/24.2 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 230 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 225.04 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 recirculating ball PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6½J x 15
Wheel size rear 6½J 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
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID15235
Production total
Model code
Model family E39
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 BMW 523i added 1996-09-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

View in any of these languages:

Reminder:

Using this content requires that you credit Carfolio.com as the source.
Please use the following link and anchor text:
1996 BMW 523i


Login
World Car Specifications