1998 BMW M5 E39

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 336.0 g/km.

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Key facts

1998 BMW M5 E39 information summary

What body style?
4 door 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: 5.3 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?
336.0 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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1998 BMW M5 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
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
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
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
Valve gear 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 5.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 12.70 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.1 s
@ 106 mph
Standing kilometre 24.2 s
@ 203 km/h
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 222.55 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
163.68 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
219.5 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km21.1/9.8/13.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/overall
km/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 336.0 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
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
Braked area
Gearbox 6
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.