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

From 1996 BMW began production of cars type 5-series, modification 540i Executive and closed it in 2000. The weight of the car is 1.6 tons and a length of 4.8 meters, It is formed as sedan with 4 doors, and can be fit in 5 men including the driver.

«5-series 540i Executive» is a rear wheel drive vehicle with a 5-speed automatic transmission. This auto can be accelerated for 6.4 seconds to 100 km/h, with a maximum speed of 250 km/h, due to a 8-cylinders petrol motor engine with a «multipoint injection system», which generate a maximum output of 286 horsepower at 5400 rpm.

Fuel rate is 17.2 liters in the city mode of driving, on the suburban 9.2 liters, and the normal fuel rate is 12.1 l per 100 km. Fuel tank volume is 70 l of petrol, what lets to go nearly 579 kilometers unrefuelled.

The front wheels of this automobile have ventilated disks, 324 mm brakes and fixed to the body chassis with help of suspension type «MacPherson, independent, coil springs» and equipped stabilizer bar. Back wheels have ventilated disks, 298 mm brakes and fixed to the underframe through suspension type «Multilink, coil springs» and equipped with stabilizer bar. Tires have the following size - 225/55WR16.

According to the information of Euro NCAP crash test, this model of BMW 5-series gained the many quantity of stars - 4, which indicates that it is a enough safe car. In addition to passive safety (head/curtain, driver, passenger, side airbags), it is also equipped with dynamic safety such as EBD, ESP, ABS, Traction control.

Specifications of BMW 5-series 540i Executive

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Common data
MakerBMW Series5-series Model540i Executive 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 climateParking sensors

Exterior options
Panoramic roofOpening sunroofLight alloy wheelsInterval wipersElectric mirrorsRear 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:     - leather    - heigh adjustment    - electric    - heated    - lumbar support    - rear headrestsCentral armrestOdometerCoolant temperatureExternal temperatureBoard computerLeather rudderRudder adjustmentAudio systemAudio controls on rudderAuto-dimming mirrorLamp for readingLighted makeup mirrorLight regulated panelTachometer
 
 
 
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