1983 BMW 525e E28

The 525e is a rear wheel drive saloon motor vehicle with a front placed engine, sold by BMW. The 525e is part of BMW's E28 range of cars. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 2.7 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 123 bhp (125 PS/92 kW) at 4250 rpm and 240 N·m (177 lb·ft/24.5 kgm) at 3250 rpm respectively. The power is delivered to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox. It weighs a stated 1250 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed claimed is 185 km/h, which is 115 mph.

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1983 BMW 525e E28 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4620 mm
How heavy?
1250 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2693 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
125 PS / 123 bhp / 92 kW @ 4250 rpm
How much torque?
240 Nm / 177 ft.lb / 24.5 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.6 s
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph

BMW E28 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1766 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 1140 kg
BMW 524td -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1330 kg
BMW 524td -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2693 cm3 123 PS 121 bhp 90 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2693 cm3 123 PS 121 bhp 90 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3210 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 3210 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2693 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1766 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1140 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1220 kg
BMW 5-series E28 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1280 kg
BMW 528i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1300 kg
BMW 5-series E28 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1330 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3298 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1220 kg
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1983 BMW 525e data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2620 mm 103.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1470 mm 57.9 inches
Length 4620 mm 181.9 inches
Width 1700 mm 66.9 inches
Height 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1250 kg 2756 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.39
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.7 litre
2693 cc
(164.337 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 81 mm
3.31 × 3.19 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
125 PS (123 bhp) (92 kW)
at 4250 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
45.7 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
240 Nm (177 ft·lb) (24.5 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
89.12 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system Bo Mot II fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1119.9 kPa (162.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 448.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.4 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 185 km/h (115 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 99.77 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
73.38 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
98.4 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.63 kg/kW
22.76 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
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 10.90 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.LowTrailLi.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 175 HR 14
Tyres rear 175 HR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID30910
Production total
Model code
Model family E28
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 BMW 525e added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.