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Figures & Specs: BMW 5 Series 530i Saloon E39 - [1996]

BMW 5 Series Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

BMW 5 Series Engine:

The Saloon version of the 5 Series model has a 2979 cc (181.7 ci) 24 valve Straight 6 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

BMW 5 Series Transmission:

This particular BMW 5 Series 530i Saloon E39 has a 5 speed / Semi-Auto gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

BMW 5 Series Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

BMW 5 Series Power:

The 5 Series's 2979 cc (181.7 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 231 bhp (172 kW) @ 0 rpm.

BMW 5 Series Torque:

The BMW 5 Series produces torque measuring 221 lb-ft (299.6 Nm) @ 0 rpm.

BMW 5 Series Power to Weight:

The 5 Series weighs around 1605 kg (3538 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 143.9 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 137.6 lb-ft of torque per ton.

BMW 5 Series Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

BMW 5 Series Top Speed:

The BMW 5 Series 530i Saloon E39 - [1996] has a top speed of 155 mph (249.4 kph)

BMW 5 Series Acceleration:

This 5 Series accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 7.1 seconds or 0-100kph in 7.3s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.69 seconds with a trap speed of 86.1 mph.

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BMW 5 Series 530i Saloon E39 - [1996]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1996 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 2979 cc (181.7 ci) 24 Valve
  • Engine Formation: Straight 6
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Semi-Auto
  • Top Speed: 155 mph (249.4 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 7.1 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 7.3 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 17.6 secs
  • Power: 231 bhp (172 kW) @ 0 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1605 kgs (3538 lbs)
  • Torque: 221 lb-ft (299.6 Nm) @ 0 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.82 secs @ 86.1 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 143.9 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 137.6 lb-ft
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