BMW 540i Touring xDrive (G31)

BMW 5 series 2016 3.0 petrol description

Estate car / wagon BMW 540i Touring xDrive has been produced from January, 2016 to December, 2020. It has six-cylinder petrol engine with displacement of 3.0 litres, which produces power of 340 horsepower on 5500 rpm and torque 450 Nm (Newton metres) on 1380 revolutions per minute.

This 6-cylinder 24-valve engine camshaft is driven by chain (What is an engine chain and belt? ). Engine has fuel injection system and Twin-Scroll turbine. The engine meets the Euro 6 emissions standard. Approximate engine life expectancy (mileage until serious repairs are required) for this engine is between 210 000 and 360 000 kilometres. Note that engine life can be longer or shorter depending on maintenance.
More engine specs 
This BMW 5 series 3.0 engine oil type is 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and oil capacity is 6.5 litres.

BMW 540i Touring xDrive has all four wheel drive (AWD, 4x4) and automatic gearbox with 8 gears.
BMW 540i Touring xDrive accelerates to speed 100 kilometres per hour in 5.1 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 250 km/h.

In combined cycle (city and motorway), the BMW 540i Touring xDrive fuel consumption is 7.3 litres per 100km (13.7 km/l), city fuel economy - 9.5 l/100km, fuel consumption on highway - 6.1 l/100km. Fuel tank capacity is 68 litres or 17.97 gallons, which gives a mileage up to 920 kilometers without refueling in urban cycle and even up to 1100 kilometers on highway.
According to user reviews, this BMW real everyday fuel consumption is 9.9 litres per 100 km, which is 36% more than the manufacturer's stated. More - Real BMW 5 series fuel consumption.

BMW 5 series safety

During safety testing BMW 5 series has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of BMW 5 series is evaluated with outstanding rate 91 from 100, children safety: very good mark - 85 from 100, for pedestrian protection BMW 5 series got 81 points from 100.
BMW 5 series safety equipment has been rated as average - 59 percents from 100.

BMW 5 series 2016

BMW 540i Touring xDrive technical data

Model: BMW 540i Touring xDrive
Body style: Estate car / wagon
Production period: 2016. January ... 2020. December 
Engine: 2998 cm3 Petrol, 6 cylinders CO2 emissions: 167 g/km
Power: 340 HP ON 5500 RPM Torque: 450 NM ON 1380 RPM
Gearbox: Automatic gearbox (8 gears) Drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Top speed: 250 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.1 seconds
Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.3 (combined) 9.5 (urban) 6.1 (highway)
Real fuel consumption: 9.9 l/100km (23.8 MPG) by user reviews from various sources
Fuel tank capacity: 68 litres (18 gallons)
Car dimensions: 4.94m (length) 1.87m (width) 1.50m (height)
Turning diameter: 12.2 meters
Ground clearance: 140 mm (approximate, with standard suspension, unladen vehicle)
Trunk capacity: 570 litres
Trunk max capacity: 1700 litres (with rear seats folded down)
Gross weight: 2495 kg

BMW 540i Touring xDrive engine B58B30M0

Engine reliability:

Overall, this engine can last around 210,000 to 360,000 km if properly maintained, using the correct quality oil and fuel, and carrying out regular checks and maintenance.
The engine has hydraulic valve tappets (lifters), which provide quieter operation and do not require periodic adjustment, but are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in the event of failure.
Engine displacement 2998 cm3
Number of cylinders 6
Bore (cylinder diameter) 82 mm
Stroke length (piston move) 94.6 mm
Compression ratio 11 : 1
Camshaft drive Timing chain

Chain motors are considered more reliable, chain replacement usually is required less often than a timing belt, but they are often louder and vibrate more.

Fuel system Injection
BMW 540i Touring xDrive oil type 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30
Oil capacity 6.5 litres (6.9 quarts)
Coolant capacity 11.3 litres (11.9 quarts)
Power 326 - 340 HP ON 5500 RPM
Torque 450 - 500 NM ON 1380 RPM
Start of production (year) 2015
Duration of production 9 years

Often in the first years of production, engines tend to have various constructive problems, so it is recommended to choose a car with this engine from 2018 onwards.

Engine also used on BMW 3 sērija BMW X5 BMW 7 sērija BMW 1 sērija and 8 other models

Generally, the use of an engine in several models and its long production run is an indication of the quality of the engine and the success of its design.

All BMW 5 series estate car [2016 - 2020] modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
BMW 520i Jan 2017 — Dec 2020

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.0 Petrol 184 HP - Automatic (8) Rear wheel
BMW 530i Touring

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 252 HP 5.8 l/100km Automatic (8) Rear wheel
BMW 530i 4x4 Jan 2017 — Dec 2020 2.0 Petrol 252 HP - Automatic (8) All wheel
BMW 520d Touring

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption
Only version with manual transmission

2.0 Diesel 190 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 520d Touring Jan 2016 — Dec 2019

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 190 HP 4.3 l/100km Automatic (8) Rear wheel
BMW 520d 4x4 Jan 2017 — Dec 2019 2.0 Diesel 190 HP - Automatic (8) All wheel
BMW 520d 4x4 Jan 2019 — Dec 2020 2.0 Diesel 190 HP - Automatic (8) All wheel
BMW 525d Jan 2017 — Dec 2020 2.0 Diesel 231 HP - Automatic (8) Rear wheel
BMW 540i Touring xDrive 4x4

Most powerfull petrol version (340 HP)

3.0 Petrol 340 HP 7.3 l/100km Automatic (8) All wheel
BMW 530d Touring 3.0 Diesel 265 HP 4.7 l/100km Automatic (8) Rear wheel
BMW 530d Touring xDrive 4x4 3.0 Diesel 265 HP 5.3 l/100km Automatic (8) All wheel
BMW 540d 4x4 Jan 2017 — Dec 2020 3.0 Diesel 320 HP - Automatic (8) All wheel
BMW M550d 4x4 Jan 2017 — Dec 2020

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds

3.0 Diesel 400 HP - Automatic (8) All wheel
BMW 5 series 2016 reviews
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