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1998 BMW 5-Series 4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip Specs

4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip
MSRP based on 540IP 4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic
 

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 18 mpg City/24 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V8, 4.4L
EPA Class Compact
Style Name Sedan Automatic Protection
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission Electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4053
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 111.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.5
Length, Overall (in) 188.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24

Performance Specs

Engine
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 3900
Fuel System EFI
Engine Type Gas V8
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 282 @ 5700
Displacement 4.4L/268
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.81
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.10
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.79
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 1.18
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16
Front Tire Size P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control Yes
Other Features Anti-lock brakes
Driver & front passenger airbag system w/differentiated...
Side-impact airbags for all passengers
3-point seatbelts w/automatic locking retractors, front...
All season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control
Hydraulic energy-absorbing bumpers
Interlocking door anchoring system
Impact sensor system

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Years 4
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Years 6
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 50,000
Roadside Assistance Years 4

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -