Key facts

2009 BMW 523i Automatic F10 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4899 mm
How heavy?
1725 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2996 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
204 PS / 201 bhp / 150 kW @ 6100 rpm
How much torque?
270 Nm / 199 ft.lb / 27.5 kgm @ 1500-4250 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.20 s
How fast?
234 km/h, 145 mph
How economical?
10.5/5.9/7.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined EU5
What carbon dioxide emissions?
178 CO2 g/km

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2009 BMW 523i Automatic technical specifications

Introduction

BMW 523i is an automobile that has a 4 door saloon body style with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels.
It is part of BMW's F10 series of cars.
Powering the BMW 523i is a double overhead camshaft, 3 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 201 bhp (204 PS/150 kW) at 6100 rpm and 270 N·m (199 lb·ft/27.5 kgm) at 1500-4250 rpm respectively.
An 8 speed automatic 'box supplies the power to the wheels.
The BMW 523i weighs a stated 1725 kg at the kerb.
Top claimed speed is 234 km/h, which equates to 145 mph, officially stated fuel consumption figures are 10.5/5.9/7.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined EU5, and carbon dioxide emissions are 178 g/km.
2009 BMW 523i Automatic data
2009 BMW 523i Automatic F10 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2968 116.9
Track/tread (front) 1600 63
Track/tread (rear) 1627 64.1
Length 4899 192.9
Width 1860 73.2
Height 1464 57.6
Ground clearance 141 5.6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1725 kg 3803 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.280
Frontal area 2.35
CdA 0.66
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3 litre
2996 cc
(182.827 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85 × 88 mm
3.35 × 3.46 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.97
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 204 PS (201 bhp) (150 kW)
at 6100 rpm
Specific output 67.1 bhp/litre
1.1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 270 Nm (199 ft·lb) (27.5 kgm)
at 1500-4250 rpm
Specific torque 90.12 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 12:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1132.5 kPa (164.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.20 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 29.00 s
Maximum speed 234 km/h (145 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 118.14 PS/g
86.89 kW/g
116.52 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.51 kg/kW
19.22 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 10.5/5.9/7.6 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined EU5
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km10.55.97.6 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre9.5/16.9/13.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG26.9/47.9/37.2 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG22.4/39.9/30.9 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 178 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 176.32 g/km
VED band (UK) I
CO2 Effizienz (DE) D
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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8J x 17
Wheel size rear 8J x 17
Tyres front 225/55 R 17 97W
Tyres rear 225/55 R 17 97W
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 330 mm
Rear brake diameter 330 mm
Gearbox 8 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 3.39
general
Carfolio.com ID207427
Production total
Model code
Model family F10
RAC rating 26.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2009 BMW 523i Automatic added 2009-12-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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