Key facts

BMW 540i, 2002 MY E39 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4775 mm
How heavy?
1705 kg
What size engine?
4.4 litre, 4398 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
286 PS / 282 bhp / 210 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
440 Nm / 325 ft.lb / 44.9 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.20 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
18.4/8.8/12.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
295 CO2 g/km

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2002 BMW 540i technical specifications

Introduction

BMW 540i is a car that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels.
The 540i is part of BMW's E39 series.
Powering the BMW 540i is a double overhead camshaft, 4.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 282 bhp (286 PS/210 kW) at 5400 rpm and 440 N·m (325 lb·ft/44.9 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively.
This power is transferred to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
Claimed kerb weight is 1705 kg.
Maximum stated speed is 250 km/h (155 mph), manufacturer claimed fuel consumption is 18.4/8.8/12.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 295 g/km.
2002 BMW 540i data
BMW 540i, 2002 MY E39 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2830 111.4
Track/tread (front) 1512 59.5
Track/tread (rear) 1526 60.1
Length 4775 188
Width 1800 70.9
Height 1435 56.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1705 kg 3759 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.310
Frontal area 2.17
CdA 0.67
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4.4 litre
4398 cc
(268.382 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92 × 82.7 mm
3.62 × 3.26 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 286 PS (282 bhp) (210 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output 64.1 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 440 Nm (325 ft·lb) (44.9 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque 100.05 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1257.2 kPa (182.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 549.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.20 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 25.90 s
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 167.69 PS/g
123.34 kW/g
165.4 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.11 kg/kW
13.54 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 18.4/8.8/12.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km18.48.812.3 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre5.4/11.4/8.1 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG15.4/32.1/23.0 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG12.8/26.7/19.1 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 295 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 285.36 g/km
VED band (UK) M
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 11.40 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7J x 16
Wheel size rear 7J x 16
Tyres front 225/55 R 16 95 W
Tyres rear 225/55 R 16 95 W
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 324 mm
Rear brake diameter 298 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 2.81
general
Carfolio.com ID96305
Production total
Model code
Model family E39
RAC rating 42.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2002 BMW 540i added 2002-06-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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