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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, four valves per cylinder, variable timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)296 @ 1,200-5,000
Transmission typeEight-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, antiroll bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs, antiroll bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport Maxx GT
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front245/45R18 96Y
Tire size, rear245/45R18 96Y
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and 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.)4,058
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
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)18.4

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