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Compare BMW M5 E39

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Neoscore
85%
Pros
  • Superb S62 V8 engine
  • Classic exterior design
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Very high fuel consumption
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
460 L / 16.2 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
12.5 L / 13.2 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
495 kg / 1091 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
245/40 R18, 275/35 R18

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1437 mm / 56.6 in
Size | Length
4784 mm / 188.3 in
Size | Width
1800 mm / 70.9 in
Track Width | Front
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
Track Width | Rear
1527.0 mm / 60.1 in
Weight
1795.0 kg / 3957.3 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 18, 9.5J x 18
Wheelbase
2830 mm / 111.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.3 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.0 sec
CO2 Emission
336 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.31
Fuel Economy
13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (combined) | 21.1 L/100km / 11.1 MPG (urban) | 9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1800 kg / 3968 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Engine
S62B50
Engine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Engine | Displacement
4.9 L / 301.5 cu-in / 4941.0 cc
Engine | Power
400.0 hp / 298.3 kW @ 6600 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
81.0 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual

Production

Availability
1998 ~ 2004
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