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2003 BMW 540i Sedan - Specs

2003 BMW 540i Sedan

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BMW 540i Sedan - General Specs
BMW 540i Sedan - Accomodations

BMW 540i Sedan - Engine Specs
BMW 540i Sedan - Transmission

BMW 540i Sedan - Chassis Specs
BMW 540i Sedan - Performance

General BMW 540i Sedan
Curb weight, lb. 3803
Weight distribution, front/rear, % 52.5/47.5
Wheelbase, in. 111.4
Track, in. Front 59.5
Rear 60.1
Length, in. 188.0
Width, in. 70.9
Height, in. 56.5
Body Unitized all-steel structure
Aerodynamic drag coefficient 0.31
EPA size classification Compact

Accomodations BMW 540i Sedan
Seating capacity, persons 5
Shoulder room, in. Front 56.8
Rear 55.9
Head room, in. Front 37.4
Rear 37.2
Leg room, in. Front 41.7
Rear 34.2
EPA interior volume, cu ft. 92.5
EPA cargo volume, cu ft. 11.1

Engine & electrical BMW 540i Sedan
Engine type DOHC 32-valve (4-cam) V-8 VANOS steplessly variable intake-valve timing
Bore x stroke, mm/in. 3.62 x 3.26/92.0 x 82.7
Displacement, cc/cu in. 4398 / 268
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Power @ rpm, hp 290 @ 5400
Torque @ rpm, lb-ft. 324 @ 3600
Engine-management system Bosch Motronic M 7.2 with adaptive knock control
Fuel requirement Premium unleaded
Fuel capacity, U.S. gal. 18.5
Battery capacity, amp-hr. 90
Alternator output rating, amp./W 150 / 2100 (liquid-cooled alternator)

Transmission Automatic
Drive system Front engine / rear drive
Transmission ZF 5 HP 24 EH, 5-speed, with Adaptive Transmission Control & selectable Sport mode or STEPTRONIC
Gear Ratios
    1st 3.57:1
    2nd 2.20:1
    3rd 1.51:1
    4th 1.00:1
    5th 0.80:1
  Reverse 4.10:1
Final drive ratio 2.81:1

Chassis BMW 540i Sedan
Body/frame construction Unitized steel
Suspension Front Aluminum suspension system: Struts, double-pivot lower arms, coil springs, twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
(Sport Package, 540i Sedan 6-Speed: sport suspension calibration)
Rear Aluminum suspension system: 4-link Integral suspension; coil springs (Sedans), self-leveling air springs (Sport Wagon); twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
(Sport Package, 540i 6-Speed: sport suspension calibration)
Steering type Recirculating ball, engine-speed-sensitive power assist
Overall ratio 17.9:1
Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Turning circle, ft. 37.4
Brakes 4-wheel disc brakes
Diameter, mm/in. Front 12.8- x 1.18-in. ventilated, cast-iron calipers
Rear 11.7- x 0.79-in. ventilated, aluminum calipers
Wheels Standard Cast alloy, 16 x 7.0
Optional Cast alloy, 18 x 8.0 front / 18 x 9.0 rear (Sport Package)
Tires Standard All-season, 225/55R-16 H-rated
Optional Performance, 235/40R-18 F/ 265/35R-18 R (Sport Package)
Stability-enhancement system Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including all-speed traction control, electronic brake proportioning, antilock braking (ABS), Dynamic Brake Control & cornering/
avoidance-stability enhancement

Performance Data BMW 540i Sedan
Acceleration, 0-60 mph , sec. BMW 540i Sedan 6.2
Sport Package 6.1
Top speed, mph BMW 540i Sedan 128
Sport Package 155
Fuel economy, EPA est. MPG,
BMW 540i Sedan 18 / 24
Sport Package 17 / 21

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