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1996 BMW 520i E39 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4775 mm
How heavy?
1485 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 5900 rpm
How much torque?
190 Nm / 140 ft.lb / 19.4 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.70 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.20 s
How fast?
220 km/h, 137 mph
How economical?
13.0/6.8/9.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
216 CO2 g/km

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1996 BMW 520i technical specifications

Introduction

This vehicle has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine delivering its power to the rear wheels.
The 520i is part of BMW's E39 model series.
The BMW 520i's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2 litre, double overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) of power at 5900 rpm, and maximum torque of 190 N·m (140 lb·ft/19.4 kgm) at 4200 rpm.
A 5 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the wheels.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1485 kg.
Maximum speed claimed is 220 km/h or 137 mph, manufacturer claimed fuel consumption is 13.0/6.8/9.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 216 g/km.
1996 BMW 520i data
1996 BMW 520i 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 1485 kg 3274 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.270
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 66 mm
3.15 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 5900 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
74.3 bhp/litre
1.22 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
190 Nm (140 ft·lb) (19.4 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
95.43 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1199.2 kPa (173.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 331.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.70 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.20 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 26.50 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 31.10 s
Maximum speed 220 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 101.05 PS/g
74.32 kW/g
99.66 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.46 kg/kW
22.48 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 13.0/6.8/9.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km13.0/6.8/9.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre7.7/14.7/11.0 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG21.7/41.5/31.0 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG18.1/34.6/25.8 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 216 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 211.12 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 ID15312
Production total
Model code
Model family E39
RAC rating 23.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 BMW 520i added 1996-09-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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