BMW 5-Series Performance

The BMW 5-series range of cars were all designed and built for comfort and speed. The E34 is the version of the BMW 5-series range of cars of which 1,333,412 cars were manufactured from February 1988 to September 1995 with the Station Wagon, Touring models ending June 1996 which replaced the BMW E28. The E34 unlike it's successor, the E39, is German designed making the range probably the most popular BMW ever made.

The performance of the cars is a s follows:

525i (M50 engine) with 5 speed Getrag manual gearbox:

  • 0–100 km/h in 8.2 s
  • Top speed computer-limited: 207 km/h
  • Top speed : 233 km/h

525i (M50 engine) with 4 speed Automatic transmission ZF and GM transmissions:

  • 0-97 km/h in 10.0 sec. US-spec 1991-1992 non-VANOS.
  • 0-97 km/h in 9.1 sec. US-spec 1993-1995 VANOS
  • Top Speed - M50 Engine 206 km/h (electronically limited)

525i (M20)) with 4 speed automatic transmission:

  • 0–100 km/h in 10.5 sec.

535i with 5 speed Getrag manual transmission:

  • 0-100 km/h in 7.5 sec.
  • 1/4 mile in 15.9 sec.
  • Top speed computer-limited: 128 mph (206 km/h)
  • Top speed (drag-limited): 146 mph (235 km/h),
  • 100–0 km/h in 40 metres

540i 1995 (USA) (M60) with 6 speed Getrag manual transmission:

  • 0-100 km/h) in 6.0 sec.
  • Top speed (computer-limited): 208 km/h

540i 1993–1994 (USA) (M60) with 5 speed ZF automatic transmission:

  • 0-100km/h in 6.4 sec.
  • Top speed (computer-limited): 240 km/h

540i 1995 (USA) (M60) with 5 speed ZF automatic transmission:

  • 0-100km/h) in 6.4 s
  • Top speed (computer-limited): 208 km/h

M5 1991–1993 (USA) (S38) (3.6 L) with 5-speed Getrag manual transmission:

  • 0-100 km/h in 6.3 sec.
  • Top speed (computer-limited): 249 km/h

M5 1989–1992 (Euro) (S38) (3.6 L) with 5-speed Getrag manual transmission:

  • 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 5.9 s
  • Top speed (computer-limited): 155 mph (249 km/h)

M5 1992–1995 (Euro) (S38) (3.8 L) with 5-speed (1994–1995 with 6-speed) Getrag manual transmission:

  • 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 5.6 s
  • Top speed (computer-limited): 155 mph (249 km/h)


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