Specs

Research 1997 BMW 5 Series specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

528i Sedan Manual

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.87
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -

Engine

Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I6
Displacement 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 5300

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9
Length, Overall (in) 188.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion

Summary

Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series
Vehicle Name BMW 5 Series

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar

Tires

Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P225/60R15
Rear Tire Size P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size P225/60R15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -

Transmission

Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.49
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.20
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.89
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3450

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7

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