Parts & Specs

BMW 520i (E28) 4-door saloon Automatic

Years of Production: 1985 1986 1987 1988 

Technical Specifications

This German 4-door Executive saloon is powered by a 6-Cylinder 2 Petrol Engine. This engine delivers a sporty 129 bhp which makes this 5 Series a very pleasing car. Because of its 4-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive this 4-door Executive saloon can transfer this power effectively to its tyres, and is able to achieve a quite quick top-speed of 114 mph.

Engine Specifications and Gearbox

Displacement 1,990 cc
Cylinders 6
Valves 12V (2 valves per cylinder)
Turbo No
Torque 174 Nm → 128 lb-ft (4,000 rpm)
Power Output 129 bhp (5,800 rpm)
Kilowatts 94 kW
Gearbox 4-speed Automatic

Performance and Economy

Estimated New Price In:
1985 1986 1987 1988 
USD 20219 approx.
EUR 22466 approx.
Top Speed 114 mph (184 km/h)
Acceleration 0-60 mph 13.30 sec.
Average Mileage Unknown
Highway Mileage Unknown
City Mileage Unknown

BMW 5 Series 520i 1985 — Details / Further Information


Length 4.620 m
Width 1.700 m
Height 1.415 m
Kerb Weight 1,270 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 litres (15 gallons)
Min. Luggage Capacity 460 litres
Max. Luggage Capacity 460 litres


Wheelbase 2.625 m
Carrying Capacity 510 kg
Tyre and rim size 195/70HR14
Tyre Speed Rating T
Turning Circle 10.90 m
Braked Towing Weight 1,400 kg
Unbraked Towing Weight 500 kg
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Drive

BMW 520i (E28) — Accessories


ABS System No
Driver Airbag No
Passenger Airbag No
Head/Curtain Airbags No
Traction Control System No


Power Windows Front No
Power Windows Rear No
Airconditioning No
Automatic Climate Control No
Cruise Control No
Power Steering Yes
Parking Sensor Rear No
Central Locking System Yes

Interior and Exterior Features/Options


Height Adjustable Steering-wheel Yes
Built-in Satnav GPS No
Heated Seats No
Leather Upholstery No
Front Armrest No
Tachometer Yes
Board Computer No


Alloy Wheels No
Xenon Lights No
Fog Lights No
Metallic Paint No
Electrically Operated Mirrors Yes
Rain Sensor No