• BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics

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Key facts

2011 BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics F10 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4899 mm
How heavy?
1695 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
184 PS / 181 bhp / 135 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
380 Nm / 280 / 38.8 kgm @ 1900-2750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.2 s
How fast?
231 km/h, 144 mph
How economical?
5.6/3.9/4.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
119.0 CO2 g/km


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2011 BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics technical specifications


The BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which supplies its power through the rear wheels.
The BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics is one of the F10 range of cars from BMW.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft turbocharged engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 181 bhp (184 PS/135 kW) at 4000 rpm and 380 Nm (280 lbft/38.8 kgm) at 1900-2750 rpm respectively.
A 6 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels.
It weighs a quoted 1695 kg at the kerb.
The BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 231 km/h, or 144 mph, stated fuel consumption figures are 5.6/3.9/4.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 119.0 g/km.
2011 BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics data
2011 BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics F10 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
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 1695 kg 3737 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.27
Frontal area 2.35
CdA 0.63
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code N47D20O1
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 90 mm
3.31 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 184 PS (181 bhp) (135 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 90.7 bhp/litre
1.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 380 Nm (280 ft·lb) (38.8 kgm)
at 1900-2750 rpm
Specific torque 190.48 Nm/litre
2.3 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 16.5:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2393.6 kPa (347.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.8 s
Maximum speed 231 km/h (144 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 108.27 PS/g
79.63 kW/g
106.78 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.56 kg/kW
20.98 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 5.6/3.9/4.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km5.6/3.9/4.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre17.9/25.6/22.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG50.4/72.4/62.8 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG42.0/60.3/52.3 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 119.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 119.25 g/km
VED band (UK) C
CO2 Effizienz (DE) A+
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
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 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.66
Final drive ratio 3.08
general ID252241
Production total
Model code
Model family F10
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2011 BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics added 2011-08-16.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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