1990 BMW 520i 24v E34

The BMW 520i 24v is a sedan/saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies the power through the rear wheels. It forms part of BMW's E34 range of cars. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 2 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 145 bhp (147 PS/108 kW) at 5900 rpm and 186 N·m (137 lb·ft/19 kgm) at 4700 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. Its stated weight at the kerb is 1540 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 206 km/h (128 mph).

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1990 BMW 520i 24v E34 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4720 mm
How heavy?
1540 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
147 PS / 145 bhp / 108 kW @ 5900 rpm
How much torque?
186 Nm / 137 ft.lb / 19 kgm @ 4700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.6 s
How fast?
206 km/h, 128 mph

BMW E34 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1520 kg
BMW 540i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1675 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1435 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1645 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1680 kg
BMW M5 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 3795 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1725 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 6M 3795 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1786 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2498 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1465 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2498 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1500 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1620 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2498 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1655 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1360 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1565 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1630 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1721 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 6M 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1750 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1800 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3795 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1711 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3535 cm3 315 PS 311 bhp 232 kW 1733 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3795 cm3 327 PS 322.5 bhp 240 kW 1650 kg
BMW M5 Touring -
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 3795 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1730 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 3795 cm3 327 PS 322.5 bhp 240 kW 1730 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1605 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1640 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1573 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1650 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1685 kg

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1990 BMW 520i 24v data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2761 108.7
Track/tread (front) 1470 57.9
Track/tread (rear) 1495 58.9
Length 4720 185.8
Width 1751 68.9
Height 1412 55.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1540 kg 3395
Weight distribution 50 % front
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.3
Frontal area 2.07
CdA 0.62
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 66 mm
3.15 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 147 PS (145 bhp) (108 kW)
at 5900 rpm
Specific output 72.8 bhp/litre
1.19 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 186 Nm (137 ft·lb) (19 kgm)
at 4700 rpm
Specific torque 93.42 Nm/litre
1.13 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1174 kPa (170.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 331.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 32.4 s
Maximum speed 206 km/h (128 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 95.46 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
70.21 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
94.16 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.24 kg/kW
23.79 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
Front suspension I.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 4.27
general
Carfolio.com ID31141
Production total
Model code
Model family E34
RAC rating 23.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 BMW 520i 24v added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.