5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
I noticed that the new 325i has 218 hp and the 330i has 258 hp. Will this hp change affect the 5 series? IF so, will it have to happen to a 2006 5 series... or will they just put in new engines in the 2005 5 series ("2005.5 5 series).
Also, since these are new engines... will there be reliability concerns?
-The Pentium Guy
Please Correct me if wrong: I haven't seen this type of horse power on standard 3,5 series with the exception of the 540. This is what I have and anyone please feel free to correct it if wrong. Again we are refering to standard specs.
A. The 325i sedan is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I6, 184-horsepower engine.
B. The 2005 has DOHC 3.0-Liter, I6, 24-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 225@5900. I think this one is the 330?yes?
C. The 525i was equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I6, 184-horsepower engine.
D. The 540i was equipped with a standard 4.4-liter, V8, 290-horsepower.
As to the new model on the 5 series:
1. 525I has 2.5L, 184 hp
2. 530 has 3.0L with 225 hp
3. 54i has 4.4 with 325 hp of course with the v-8
When did I miss a standard 325i series with 218- 258 hp?
Any inputs/corrections are appreciated.
According to www.bmw.co.uk
The e46 325i has 192bhp and the 330i has 231bhp.
The E60 525i has 192bhp and the 530i has 231bhp, the 545i has 333bhp.
There may be slight discrepencies due to the way uk and us bhp figures are calculated (we use standard bhp, you use sae bhp.)
these figures for the NEW E90
"Engineered to deliver exhilarating performance, the top-of-the-range BMW 330i boasts a six-cylinder, 258 brake horse power (bhp) engine and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. This makes this new three-litre, the most powerful and lightest six-cylinder in its segment.
The 325i is also making its debut in the spring 2005, with a maximum engine output of 218 bhp at 6500 rpm and acceleration to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. Rounding off the line-up in autumn 2005, the BMW 320i will be the most powerful four-cylinder in the range."
were taken from HERE And appear to be the figures BMW were toting at the genever motor show earlier this year for the new model e90 which will be released in Europe in spring 2005 - not sure about the US. What seems incredible to me if the maximum bhp is achieved at 6500rpm on the 2.5ltr - previous 2.5ltr models redline at 6000rpm. I also find it amazing that since my engine was the top dog of the 2.5's up until 2000 BMW have managed to squeeze another 48bhp from a 2.5ltr unit - damned amazing.
So Mr Pentium Guy I would assume that the 5 series engines will be replaced with these new units as soon as production is under way OR like with the e39, when it is deemed a facelift is required (2000 here, 2001 US angel eyes & wider grill fitted + 523 (170 bhp 2.5ltr)was replaced with more powerful 525 (192 bhp 2.5ltr), 528 replaced with 530). I doubt there will be many reliability concerns as from what I have heard BMW have not designed a new unit "bottom up" but just used their engineering genius to squeeze more power from and lessen the weight of the existing units.
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