2011 BMW 5 Series First Drive Specs | Edmunds.com

2011 BMW 5 Series - Road Test Specs

2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

(3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)


Model year2011
Style4dr Sedan RWD (3.0T, 6cyl, 8A)
Base MSRP$50,000 (est.)
Options on test vehicleSport Package


Drive typerear wheel drive
Engine typeintercooled, turbocharged inline-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,979/182
Block/head materialaluminum/aluminum
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder, variable timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)300 @ 1,200 - 5,000
Transmission type8-speed Automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=7.14; II=3.14; III=2.10: IV=1.67; V=1.29: VI=1.00; VII= 0.84; VIII=0.68; R=3.30; FD= 3.08


Suspension, frontIndependent, double-wishbone control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport Maxx GT
Tire typeSummer performance
Tire size, front245/45R18 96Y
Tire size, rear245/45R18 96Y
Wheel size18 X 8.0 front - 18 X 8.0 rear
Wheel materialcast-aluminum/cast-aluminum
Brakes, front13.7-inch ventilated disc, single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13.6-inch ventilated disc, single-piston sliding calipers

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,090
Length (in.)193.1
Width (in.)73.2
Height (in.)57.6
Wheelbase (in.)116.9
Track, front (in.)63.0
Track, rear (in.)64.1
Turning circle (ft.)39.2
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)36.1
Headroom, front (in.)40.5
Headroom, rear (in.)38.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14

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