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MSRP
BMW 528i Sedan $44,600
BMW 528xi Sedan $46,800
BMW 535i Sedan $49,800
BMW 535xi Sedan $52,000
BMW 550i Sedan $58,800
BMW M5 Sedan $83,900
ENGINES
Type:
2,996cc Inline-6; aluminum block and head
Valvetrain: DOHC 4-valves/cyl.
Power [hp at rpm]: 230 at 6,500
Torque [lb-ft at rpm]: 200 at 2,750
Bore & Stroke [mm]: 85.0 x 88.0
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Mileage City / Hwy [mpg]: 17 - 18 / 25 - 28
Available with: 528i; 528xi
 
Type:
2,979cc Inline-6 twin-turbocharged; aluminum block and head
Valvetrain: DOHC 4-valves/cyl.
Power [hp at rpm]: 300 at 5,800
Torque [lb-ft at rpm]: 300 at 1,400
Bore & Stroke [mm]: 84.0 x 89.6
Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
Mileage City / Hwy [mpg]: 16 - 17 / 25 - 26
Available with: 535i; 535xi
 
Type:
4,799cc V8; aluminum block and heads
Valvetrain: DOHC 4-valves/cyl.
Power [hp at rpm]: 360 at 6,300
Torque [lb-ft at rpm]: 360 at 3,400
Bore & Stroke [mm]: 93.0 x 88.3
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Mileage City / Hwy [mpg]: 15 / 22 - 23
Available with: 550i
 
Type:
4,999cc V10; aluminum block and heads
Valvetrain: DOHC 4-valves/cyl.
Power [hp at rpm]: 500 at 7,750
Torque [lb-ft at rpm]: 383 at 6,100
Bore & Stroke [mm]: 92.0 x 75.2
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Mileage City / Hwy [mpg]: 11 / 17
Available with: M5
 
TRANSMISSIONS
Type:
6-speed manual
Ratios: 4.32, 2.46, 1.66, 1.23, 1.00, 0.85
Final Drive: 3.38
Available with: 528i
 
Type:
6-speed manual
Ratios: 4.35, 2.50, 1.67, 1.23, 1.00, 0.85
Final Drive: 3.46
Available with: 528xi
 
Type:
6-speed manual
Ratios: 4.06, 2.40, 1.58, 1.19, 1.00, 0.87
Final Drive: 3.08 (535i; 535xi); 2.93 (550i); 3.62 (M5)
Available with: 535i; 535xi; 550i; M5
 
Type:
6-speed automatic
Ratios: 4.17, 2.34, 1.52, 1.14, 0.87, 0.69
Final Drive: 3.73 (528i); 3.91 (528xi); 3.46 (535i); 3.08 (535xi); 3.38 (550i)
Available with: except M5
 
Type:
7-speed semi-automatic
Ratios: 3.99, 2.65, 1.81, 1.39, 1.16, 1.00, 0.83
Final Drive: 3.62
Available with: M5
 
LAYOUT
Engine position:
Front-engine
Driveline:
Rear-wheel-drive & All-wheel-drive
 
SUSPENSION
Front:
MacPherson struts; coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear:
Multi-link; coil springs, anti-roll bar
 
BRAKES
Front:
12.8 in. power-assisted vented discs
13.7 in. power-assisted vented discs (550i)
14.7 in. power-assisted vented discs (M5)
Rear:
12.6 in. power-assisted vented discs
13.6 in. power-assisted vented discs (550i)
14.6 in. power-assisted vented discs (M5)
 
WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Curb weight [lbs]:
3,505 - 4,012
GVWR [lbs]:
4 - 5
Weight distribution: 50 / 50 - 53 / 47
Fuel Capacity [gal.]: 18.5
 
STEERING
Type:
Rack & Pinion; power-assist
Turning Circle [ft.]
37.4
39.0 (528xi; 535xi)
40.7 (M5)
 
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Length [in.]:
191.1
191.5 (M5)
Width [in.]:
72.7
Height [in.]:
57.8
Wheelbase [in.]: 113.7
Front Track [in.]: 61.3
62.2 (M5)
Rear Track [in.]: 62.2
61.7 (M5)
 
Coefficient of Drag:
0.29
0.31 (535xi; M5)
 
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Pass. Vol. [cu-ft]:
99.1
Seating Capacity:
5
 
Front Headroom [in.]:
39.1
Rear Headroom [in.]: 38.1
 
Front Legroom [in.]:
41.5
Rear Legroom [in.]: 36.0
 
Front Shoulderroom [in.]:
57.3
Rear Shoulderroom [in.]: 57.2
 
Cargo Cap. [cu-ft]:
14.0
 
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