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1998 BMW M5 E39 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4784 mm
How heavy?
1795 kg
What size engine?
4.9 litre, 4941 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
399 PS / 394 bhp / 294 kW @ 6600 rpm
How much torque?
500 Nm / 369 ft.lb / 51 kgm @ 3800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.30 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
21.1/9.8/13.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/overall
What carbon dioxide emissions?
336 CO2 g/km

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1998 BMW M5 technical specifications

Introduction

The M5 is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) car with a front mounted engine, sold by BMW.
The BMW M5 is one of the E39 model family from BMW.
The 8 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a volume of 4.9 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 394 bhp (399 PS/294 kW) at 6600 rpm and 500 Nm (369 lbft/51 kgm) at 3800 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels through a 6 speed manual gearbox.
With a stated weight at the kerb of 1795 kg, the BMW M5 performs the 0-60 mph yardstick in 5.3 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 14.1 seconds.
Maximum quoted speed is 250 km/h (155 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption is 21.1/9.8/13.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/overall, and carbon dioxide emissions are 336 g/km.
1998 BMW M5 data
1998 BMW M5 E39 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2830 111.4
Track/tread (front) 1515 59.6
Track/tread (rear) 1527 60.1
Length 4784 188.3
Width 1800 70.9
Height 1437 56.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1795 kg 3957 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.310
Frontal area 2.17
CdA 0.67
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.9 litre
4941 cc
(301.518 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 89 mm
3.7 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
399 PS (394 bhp) (294 kW)
at 6600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
79.7 bhp/litre
1.31 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
500 Nm (369 ft·lb) (51 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
101.19 Nm/litre
1.22 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1271.6 kPa (184.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 617.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.30 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 12.70 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.10 s
@ 106.00 mph
Standing kilometre 24.20 s
@ 203.00 km/h
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 222.55 PS/g
163.68 kW/g
219.5 bhp/ton
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.11 kg/kW
10.21 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 21.1/9.8/13.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/overall
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km21.1/9.8/13.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/overall
km per litre4.7/10.2/7.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/overall
UK MPG13.4/28.8/20.3 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/overall
US MPG11.1/24.0/16.9 US MPG urban/extra-urban/overall
Carbon dioxide emissions 336 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 322.48 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 11.60 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8J x 18
Wheel size rear 9½J x 18
Tyres front 245/40 ZR 18
Tyres rear 275/35 ZR 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 354 mm
Rear brake diameter 328 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 3.15
general
Carfolio.com ID16632
Production total
Model code
Model family E39
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 BMW M5 added 1999-06-29.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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