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2011 BMW 5 Series - Road Test Specs

2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan

(4.4L V8 Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual)


Model year2011
Model5 Series
Style550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)
Base MSRP$60,575
Options on test vehiclePremium Package 2 ($2,800 -- includes rearview camera, rear sunshades, heated front seats, satellite radio, premium audio system and iPod adapter); Dynamic Handling Package ($2,700 -- includes variable-rate electromagnetic shock absorbers and hydro-electrically actuated stabilizer bars); Sport Package ($2,200 -- includes 19-inch wheels, run-flat performance tires, Shadowline exterior window trim, multicontour front seats and sport steering wheel); Integral Active Steering ($1,750); Driver Assistance Package ($1,750 -- includes parallel-parking assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot detection and high-beam assist); Convenience Package ($1,700 -- includes remote keyless ignition/entry, power-operated trunk lid and soft-close automatic doors); Side and Top-View Cameras ($800); Split Fold-Down Rear Seat ($475).
As-tested MSRP$74,750


Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,395cc (268 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)400 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)450 @ 1,750
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.714, II=3.143; III=2.106; IV=1.667; V=1.285; VI=1.000; VII=0.839; VIII=0.667; R=3.317; Final=2.813


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP245/40R19
Tire size, rearP275/35R19
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches front -- 19-by-9 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/25 highway/20 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,343
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
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.2
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)14.0


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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