BMW 5-series · 540i · Sedan · 1996 ‐ 2000

BMW began manufacture in 1996 of automobiles model 5-series, modification of 540i and terminated it in 2000. In this automobile can sit 5 person total, it has the form of a sedan with 4 doors, and length 4.8 meters, weight 1.6 tons.

«5-series 540i» car with a 5-speed automatic gear shift is connected to the rear-wheels. This auto can be accelerated for 6.4 seconds to 100 km/h, with a ceiling speed of 250 km/h, thanks to a 8-cylinders petrol engine with a «multipoint injection fuel system», which produce a maximum output of 286 horsepower at 5400 rpm.

Fuel rate is 17.2 liters in the urban mode of driving, on the suburban 9.2 liters, and the mixed fuel consumption is 12.1 l per 100 kilometers. Gas tank volume is 70 l of petrol, what provides to drive nearly 579 km without refueling.

The front wheels of this automobile have ventilated disks, 324 mm brakes and attached to the underframe using suspension type «MacPherson, independent, coil springs» and equipped sway bar. Rear wheels have ventilated disks, 298 mm brakes and fixed to the underframe using suspension type «Multilink, coil springs» and equipped anti-roll bar. Tires have the next dimensions - 225/55WR16.

In conformity with the information of Euro NCAP crash test, this model of BMW 5-series got the many quantity of stars - 4, which means that it is a well safe vehicle. In addition to dynamic safety systems (Traction control, ABS, EBD, ESP), it is also has passive safety systems (passenger, side, driver, head/curtain airbags).

Specifications of BMW 5-series 540i

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Common data
MakerBMW Series5-series Model540i Production year1996 ‐ 2000 Body typeSedanDoors number4Number of seats5FuelPetrolDriveRearTransmission typeAutomaticNumber of gears5

Performance
Maximum speed250 km/h
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Acceleration to 100 km/h6.4 seconds
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Fuel consumption     - average12.1 l per 100 km
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    - in the city17.2 l per 100 km    - on the highway9.2 l per 100 kmFuel tank volume70 lAverage cruising range579 km

Chassis
Tire size225/55WR16Front breaksventilated disks, 324 mmRear breaksventilated disks, 298 mm
Front suspension
MacPherson, independent, Coil springs
Rear suspension
Multilink, Coil springs
Front stabilizerYesRear stabilizerYesTurning radius11.4 m

Options
Frontal test impactRating: 4 of 5Airbags     - driver    - passenger    - side    - head / curtainABSEBDESPTraction controlCentral door lockingElectric windowsPower steeringCruise controlAir conditioningDual-zone climate

Exterior options
Opening sunroofInterval wipersRear privacy glassXenon headlampsAuto-switching of lightHeadlight washersBurglar alarms
Engine
Volume4398 cc
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CylindersV8Valves4Valve operationDOHCPower286 hp (5400 rpm)
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Torque440 Nm (3600 rpm)
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Compression10 : 1Bore and stroke92,0 x 82,7 mmFuel systemMultipoint injectionCatalytic converterRegularEmissions of CO2292 g/km

Weights and loads
Curb weight1635 kg
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Max permitted weight2200 kg
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Max payload565 kgMax load on roof100 kgMax noseweight90 kgMax braked trailer mass2000 kgMax unbraked trailer mass750 kg

External dimensions
Length4775 mm
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Width1800 mm
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Height1435 mm
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Front track1512 mmRear track1526 mmWheelbase2830 mm
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Internal dimensions
Luggage volume460 lRear headspace920 mmRear seat height400 mm

Interior options
Seats options:     - heigh adjustment    - rear headrestsCentral armrestOdometerCoolant temperatureExternal temperatureBoard computerLeather rudderRudder adjustmentAudio systemLamp for readingLighted makeup mirrorLight regulated panelTachometer
 
 
 
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