Specs

Research 1998 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

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

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

Wheelbase (in) 111.4
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (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) 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.8

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion

Summary

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

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 Size P235/45WR17
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P225/60R15
Rear Tire Size P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Size P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size P235/45WR17
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.89
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
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 -

Vehicle

EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3450

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8