Key facts

1991 BMW 525i 24v Touring Automatic E34 information summary

What body style?
estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4720 mm
How heavy?
1685 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2494 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
192 PS / 189 bhp / 141 kW @ 5900 rpm
How much torque?
250 Nm / 184 / 25.5 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.9 s
How fast?
218 km/h, 135 mph
How economical?
6.7/8.4/13.1 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban


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1991 BMW 525i 24v Touring Automatic technical specifications


BMW 525i 24v Touring is a car that has a 5 door estate/station wagon type body with a front positioned engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
The BMW 525i 24v Touring is one of the E34 range of cars from BMW.
The BMW 525i 24v Touring's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.5 litre, double overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 189 bhp (192 PS/141 kW) of power at 5900 rpm, and maximum torque of 250 N·m (184 lb·ft/25.5 kgm) at 4200 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed automatic 'box.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1685 kg.
It is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 218 km/h which is 135 mph, officially stated fuel consumption is 6.7/8.4/13.1 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1991 BMW 525i 24v Touring Automatic data
1991 BMW 525i 24v Touring Automatic E34 data
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
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 1417 55.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1685 kg 3715 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.5 litre
2494 cc
(152.193 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 75 mm
3.31 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
192 PS (189 bhp) (141 kW)
at 5900 rpm
Specific output
75.8 bhp/litre
1.24 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
250 Nm (184 ft·lb) (25.5 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
100.24 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Bo DME 3.1 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1259.7 kPa (182.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 415.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 31 s
Maximum speed 218 km/h (135 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 113.73 PS/g
83.64 kW/g
112.17 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.96 kg/kW
19.97 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.7/8.4/13.1 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km6.7/8.4/13.1 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre14.9/11.9/7.6 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG42.2/33.6/21.6 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG35.1/28.0/18.0 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 263.09 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 15
Wheel size rear 7J x 15
Tyres front 225/60 R 15 95V
Tyres rear 225/60 R 15 95V
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.38
general ID56595
Production total
Model code
Model family E34
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1991 BMW 525i 24v Touring Automatic added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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