2003 BMW M5 (E39)


Technical tidbits:
Engine/drivetrain:
     V-8, aluminum alloy block with Alusil cylinders and heads, DOHC with double VANOS (S62) 
     Fuel injection: Bosch Motronic fuel injection, Siemens MSS 52 engine control
     Bore x stroke: 94.00 mm x 89.00 mm (3.70 in. x 3.50 in.)
     Displacement: 4,941 cc/4.9 liter  (301.5 ci) 
     Compression ratio: 11:1
     Redline: 
     HP: 394 @ 6600 rpm
     Torque: 368 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm

     6 speed Getrag Type-D 
     Gear ratios
	6th  (0.83)   2.61:1
	5th  (1.00)   3.15:1
        4th  (1.23)   3.87:1
        3rd  (1.62)   5.10:1
        2nd  (2.54)   8.89:1
        1st  (4.23)  13.32:1
     Final drive ratio: 3.15:1 with DSC (traction control)

Chassis:
     Front  - independent MacPherson strut with aluminum control arms
     Rear   - independent multi-link with aluminum arms and subframe
     Brakes - (F) 13.6 inch vented rotors (345 mm)
            - (R) 12.9 inch vented rotors (328 mm)
     Wheels - (F) 18 x 8 light alloy, (R) 18 x 9.5 light alloy

Dimensions:
     Wheelbase - 111.4 in. (2830 mm)
     Length    - 188.3 in. (4784 mm)
     Weight    - 3792 lb.  (1720 kg)
     Width     - 70.9 in.  (1800 mm)
     Height    - 55.6 in.  (1412 mm)
     Track (F) - 59.6 in.  (1515 mm)
           (R) - 60.1 in.  (1527 mm)
     Fuel cap. - 18.5 gal. (70 l)
     Cd drag   - 0.29

Safety:
     Anti-lock brake system, ABS
     Driver & passenger front air bags, side airbags, SRS

USA Sales:
     Year         Number imported
     
     2000      
     2001      
     2002      
     2003      

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