BMW 540i, 2002 MY E39

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 295.0 g/km.

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BMW 540i, 2002 MY E39 information summary

What body style?
4 door 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: 6.2 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?
295.0 CO2 g/km

BMW E39 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1951 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 156.0 CO2 1565 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1951 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 163.0 CO2 1670 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2171 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 216.0 CO2 1570 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2171 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 237.0 CO2 1600 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2171 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 228.0 CO2 1670 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2171 cm3 169 PS 167 bhp 125 kW 242.0 CO2 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2497 cm3 163 PS 160.5 bhp 120 kW 179.0 CO2 1575 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2497 cm3 163 PS 160.5 bhp 120 kW 216.0 CO2 1585 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2497 cm3 163 PS 160.5 bhp 120 kW 187.0 CO2 1780 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2497 cm3 163 PS 160.5 bhp 120 kW 219.0 CO2 1790 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 225.0 CO2 1575 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 247.0 CO2 1605 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 235.0 CO2 1680 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 252.0 CO2 1710 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2926 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 192.0 CO2 1575 kg
BMW 530d Automatic -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2926 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 221.0 CO2 1585 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2926 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 194.0 CO2 1810 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2926 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 226.0 CO2 1820 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2979 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 229.0 CO2 1605 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2979 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 257.0 CO2 1635 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2979 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 238.0 CO2 1720 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2979 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 261.0 CO2 1750 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3498 cm3 244 PS 241 bhp 180 kW 283.0 CO2 1685 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 3498 cm3 244 PS 241 bhp 180 kW 286.0 CO2 1730 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 295.0 CO2 1735 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 6M 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 302.0 CO2 1815 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 307.0 CO2 1845 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2926 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 189.0 CO2 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2926 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 221.0 CO2 1710 kg
BMW M5 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 4941 cm3 399 PS 394 bhp 294 kW 336.0 CO2 1795 kg

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2002 BMW 540i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2830 mm 111.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1512 mm 59.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1526 mm 60.1 inches
Length 4775 mm 188 inches
Width 1800 mm 70.9 inches
Height 1435 mm 56.5 inches
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 0.31
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
Valve gear 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 6.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 25.9 s
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 167.69 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
123.34 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
165.4 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km18.4/8.8/12.3 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/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 295.0 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
Braked area
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.