BMW 5 Series Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 141 mm (5.6 in)
    • Offroad abilities: below average
    • Ride height per person: 28.2 mm (1.1 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 109 — 121 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
    • Clearance to tire height: 141 mm / 121 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 141 mm / 438 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 153 mm
    • Difference with world average: -20 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 530i — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 540i — 2.4 hp/mm
  • 520d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 530d — 1.9 hp/mm
  • M550i — 3.5 hp/mm
  • 520i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 530e — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 540d — 2.3 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 530i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 540i — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 520d — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 530d — 4.5 Nm/mm
  • M550i — 5 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 2 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 3.5 Nm/mm
  • 530e — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 540d — 4.9 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 530i — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 540i — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520d — 35 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530d — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • M550i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 33 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530e — 79 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 540d — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    530i 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.5
    540i 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    46 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.5
    520d 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    72 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 9.7
    530d 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    46 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.5
    M550i 131 mm
    (5.2 in)
    30 mm/L 98 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -23% 8.9
    520i 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    72 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 9.7
    525d 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    72 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 9.7
    530e 150 mm
    (5.9 in)
    75 mm/L 117 mm
    (4.6 in)
    -7% 10.1
    540d 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    46 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.4
    Vehicle 530i
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 540i
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle M550i
    Clearance 131 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 30 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 98 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -23%
    Ride height to car height 8.9%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 530e
    Clearance 150 mm (5.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 75 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 117 mm (4.6 in)
    Difference from world average -7%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 540d
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.4%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 124 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 530d — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 540i — 2.4 hp/mm
  • 520d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 530i — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 540d — 2.3 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 530d — 4.4 Nm/mm
  • 540i — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 520d — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 530i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 3.6 Nm/mm
  • 540d — 4.9 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 530d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 540i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520d — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 540d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    530d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    47 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.6
    540i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    47 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.6
    520d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.3
    530i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.3
    525d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.3
    540d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    47 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.3
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 540i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 530i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 540d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 145 mm (5.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 29 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 113 — 125 mm (4.4 — 4.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 145 mm / 120 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 145 mm / 462 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 157 mm
      • Difference with world average: -16 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 530d — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 520d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 535i — 2.1 hp/mm
  • 550i — 3.1 hp/mm
  • 535d — 2.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 530d — 3.9 Nm/mm
  • 520d — 2.6 Nm/mm
  • 535i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 550i — 4.5 Nm/mm
  • 535d — 4.3 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 530d — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535i — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 550i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535d — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    530d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 9.3
    520d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    73 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 9.3
    535i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    49 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 9.3
    550i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    33 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 9.3
    535d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 9.3
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 535i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 49 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 550i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 33 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 535d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 141 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.2 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 109 — 121 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 141 mm / 124 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 141 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 153 mm
      • Difference with world average: -20 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • ActiveHybrid 3.0 — 2.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • ActiveHybrid 3.0 — 2.8 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • ActiveHybrid 3.0 — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    ActiveHybrid 3.0 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    Vehicle ActiveHybrid 3.0
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 120 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 440 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 518d — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 520d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 550i — 3.2 hp/mm
  • 520i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 535i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 528i — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 535d — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 530d — 1.8 hp/mm
  • M550d — 2.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 518d — 2.6 Nm/mm
  • 520d — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 550i — 4.6 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 535i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 528i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 535d — 4.5 Nm/mm
  • 530d — 4 Nm/mm
  • M550d — 5.6 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 518d — 34 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520d — 34 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 550i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 528i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • M550d — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    518d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    520d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    550i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    32 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    520i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    535i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    528i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    525d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    535d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    530d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    M550d 131 mm
    (5.2 in)
    44 mm/L 98 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -23% 9
    Vehicle 518d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 550i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 32 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 535i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 528i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 535d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle M550d
    Clearance 131 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 98 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -23%
    Ride height to car height 9%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 141 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.2 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 109 — 121 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 141 mm / 120 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 141 mm / 440 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 153 mm
      • Difference with world average: -20 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 520d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 518d — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 520i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 528i — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 535i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 550i — 3.2 hp/mm
  • 530d — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 535d — 2.2 hp/mm
  • M550d — 2.7 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 520d — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 518d — 2.6 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 528i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 535i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 550i — 4.6 Nm/mm
  • 530d — 4 Nm/mm
  • 535d — 4.5 Nm/mm
  • M550d — 5.2 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 520d — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 518d — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 528i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 550i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535d — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • M550d — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    520d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    518d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    520i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    528i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    535i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    525d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    550i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    32 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    530d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    535d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    M550d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 518d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 528i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 535i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 550i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 32 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 535d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle M550d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 141 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.2 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 109 — 121 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 141 mm / 123 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 141 mm / 435 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 153 mm
      • Difference with world average: -20 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 528i — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 530i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 523i — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 520d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 530d — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 535i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 535d — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 520i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 550i — 2.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 528i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 530i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 523i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 520d — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 530d — 4 Nm/mm
  • 535i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 535d — 4.5 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 550i — 4.3 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 528i — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 523i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520d — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535i — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 550i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    528i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    530i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    523i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    520d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    525d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    530d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    535i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    535d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    520i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    550i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    32 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    Vehicle 528i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 523i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 535i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 535d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 550i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 32 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 141 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.2 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 109 — 121 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 141 mm / 123 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 141 mm / 435 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 153 mm
      • Difference with world average: -20 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 535i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 523i — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 530d — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 530i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 528i — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 520i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 535d — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 520d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 550i — 2.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 535i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 523i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 530d — 3.8 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 530i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 528i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 535d — 4.5 Nm/mm
  • 520d — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • 550i — 4.3 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 535i — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 523i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530d — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 528i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535d — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520d — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 550i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    535i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    523i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    530d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    525d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    530i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    528i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    520i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    535d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    520d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    550i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    32 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.6
    Vehicle 535i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 523i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 528i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 535d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 550i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 32 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 149 mm (5.9 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 29.8 mm (1.2 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 117 — 129 mm (4.6 — 5.1 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 149 mm / 123 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 149 mm / 462 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 161 mm
      • Difference with world average: -12 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 520d — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 535d — 2.1 hp/mm
  • 530d — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 550i — 3 hp/mm
  • 535i — 2.1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 520d — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 535d — 4.1 Nm/mm
  • 530d — 3.7 Nm/mm
  • 550i — 4.3 Nm/mm
  • 535i — 2.8 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 520d — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535d — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530d — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 550i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    520d 151 mm
    (5.9 in)
    76 mm/L 118 mm
    (4.6 in)
    -7% 9.7
    535d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 9.3
    530d 151 mm
    (5.9 in)
    51 mm/L 118 mm
    (4.6 in)
    -7% 9.7
    550i 151 mm
    (5.9 in)
    34 mm/L 118 mm
    (4.6 in)
    -7% 9.7
    535i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    49 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 9.3
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 151 mm (5.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 76 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 118 mm (4.6 in)
    Difference from world average -7%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 535d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 151 mm (5.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 51 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 118 mm (4.6 in)
    Difference from world average -7%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 550i
    Clearance 151 mm (5.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 34 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 118 mm (4.6 in)
    Difference from world average -7%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 535i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 49 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 143 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.6 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 111 — 123 mm (4.4 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 143 mm / 118 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 143 mm / 420 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 155 mm
      • Difference with world average: -18 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 550i — 2.6 hp/mm
  • 523i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 520i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 525xd — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 525xi — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 525i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 520d — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 530d — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 530xd — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 530xi — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 535d — 2 hp/mm
  • 530i — 1.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 550i — 3.4 Nm/mm
  • 523i — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 525xd — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 525xi — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 525i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 520d — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 530d — 3.5 Nm/mm
  • 530xd — 3.5 Nm/mm
  • 530xi — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 535d — 4.1 Nm/mm
  • 530i — 2.2 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 550i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 523i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525xd — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525xi — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530d — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530xd — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530xi — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535d — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    550i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    30 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    523i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    57 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    520i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    72 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    525d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    525xd 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    57 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    525xi 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    525i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    520d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    72 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    530d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    530xd 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    530xi 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    535d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    530i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.6
    Vehicle 550i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 30 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 523i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 525xd
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 525xi
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 525i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530xd
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530xi
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 535d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%
    Vehicle 530i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.6%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 142 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.4 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 110 — 122 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 142 mm / 120 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 142 mm / 418 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 154 mm
      • Difference with world average: -19 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 523i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 530xd — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 520i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 525xd — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 525xi — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 525i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 530d — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 550i — 2.6 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 535d — 2 hp/mm
  • 520d — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 523i — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 530xd — 3.5 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 525xd — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 525xi — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 525i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 530d — 3.5 Nm/mm
  • 550i — 3.5 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 535d — 4.1 Nm/mm
  • 520d — 2.5 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 523i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530xd — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525xd — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525xi — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 530d — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 550i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 535d — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520d — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    523i 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    57 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    530xd 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    520i 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    525xd 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    525xi 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    525i 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    530d 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    550i 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    30 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    525d 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    535d 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    520d 142 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 109 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 9.7
    Vehicle 523i
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 530xd
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 525xd
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 525xi
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 525i
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 530d
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 550i
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 30 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 535d
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%
    Vehicle 520d
    Clearance 142 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 109 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 120 mm (4.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 24 mm (0.9 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 88 — 100 mm (3.5 — 3.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 120 mm / 129 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 120 mm / 394 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 132 mm
      • Difference with world average: -41 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 540i — 2.4 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 540i — 3.7 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 2.9 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 540i — 10 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    540i 120 mm
    (4.7 in)
    27 mm/L 87 mm
    (3.4 in)
    -34% 8.3
    525d 120 mm
    (4.7 in)
    48 mm/L 87 mm
    (3.4 in)
    -34% 8.3
    Vehicle 540i
    Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 27 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 87 mm (3.4 in)
    Difference from world average -34%
    Ride height to car height 8.3%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 87 mm (3.4 in)
    Difference from world average -34%
    Ride height to car height 8.3%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 120 mm (4.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 24 mm (0.9 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 88 — 100 mm (3.5 — 3.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 120 mm / 129 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 120 mm / 394 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 132 mm
      • Difference with world average: -41 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 540i — 2.4 hp/mm
  • 525d — 1.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 540i — 3.7 Nm/mm
  • 525d — 2.9 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 540i — 10 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525d — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    540i 120 mm
    (4.7 in)
    27 mm/L 87 mm
    (3.4 in)
    -34% 8.4
    525d 120 mm
    (4.7 in)
    48 mm/L 87 mm
    (3.4 in)
    -34% 8.4
    Vehicle 540i
    Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 27 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 87 mm (3.4 in)
    Difference from world average -34%
    Ride height to car height 8.4%
    Vehicle 525d
    Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 87 mm (3.4 in)
    Difference from world average -34%
    Ride height to car height 8.4%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 120 mm (4.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 24 mm (0.9 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 88 — 100 mm (3.5 — 3.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 120 mm / 113 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 120 mm / 381 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 132 mm
      • Difference with world average: -41 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 535i — 2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 535i — 2.7 Nm/mm
    Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    535i 120 mm
    (4.7 in)
    34 mm/L 87 mm
    (3.4 in)
    -34% 8.4
    Vehicle 535i
    Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 34 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 87 mm (3.4 in)
    Difference from world average -34%
    Ride height to car height 8.4%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 120 mm (4.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 24 mm (0.9 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 88 — 100 mm (3.5 — 3.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 120 mm / 133 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 120 mm / 406 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 132 mm
      • Difference with world average: -41 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 525 tds — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 525 tds — 2.3 Nm/mm
    Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    525 tds 120 mm
    (4.7 in)
    48 mm/L 87 mm
    (3.4 in)
    -34% 8.3
    Vehicle 525 tds
    Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 87 mm (3.4 in)
    Difference from world average -34%
    Ride height to car height 8.3%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 141 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.2 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 109 — 121 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 141 mm / 140 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 141 mm / 356 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 153 mm
      • Difference with world average: -20 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 535i — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 528i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 520i — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 524 td — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 525i — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 525e 2.7 — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 518 — 0.6 hp/mm
  • 518i — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 524d — 0.6 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 535i — 2 Nm/mm
  • 528i — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 524 td — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 525i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 525e 2.7 — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 518 — 1 Nm/mm
  • 518i — 1 Nm/mm
  • 524d — 1.1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 535i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 528i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 524 td — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 518 — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 518i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 524d — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    535i 152 mm
    (6 in)
    44 mm/L 119 mm
    (4.7 in)
    -6% 10.7
    528i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    50 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    520i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    524 td 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    57 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    525i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    56 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    525e 2.7 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    52 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    518 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    78 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    518i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    79 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    524d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    57 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    Vehicle 535i
    Clearance 152 mm (6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 119 mm (4.7 in)
    Difference from world average -6%
    Ride height to car height 10.7%
    Vehicle 528i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 50 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 524 td
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 525i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 56 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 525e 2.7
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 52 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 518
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 78 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 518i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 79 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 524d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 140 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 356 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 520i — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 520 — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 525 — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 528 — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 528i — 1.3 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 520i — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 520 — 1.1 Nm/mm
  • 525 — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 528 — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 528i — 1.7 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 520i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520 — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525 — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 528 — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 528i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    520i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    520 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    525 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    56 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.8
    528 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    50 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    528i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    50 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 520
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 525
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 56 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 528
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 50 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 528i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 50 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%

    Quick notes on BMW 5 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 139 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 27.8 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 107 — 119 mm (4.2 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 139 mm / 139 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 139 mm / 356 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 151 mm
      • Difference with world average: -22 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 520 — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 518 — 0.6 hp/mm
  • 520i — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 525 — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 528 — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 520 — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 518 — 1 Nm/mm
  • 520i — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 525 — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 528 — 1.7 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 520 — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 518 — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 520i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 525 — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 528 — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    520 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.8
    518 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    79 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.8
    520i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    525 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    56 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.8
    528 139 mm
    (5.5 in)
    50 mm/L 106 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -16% 9.8
    Vehicle 520
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 518
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 79 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 520i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 525
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 56 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 528
    Clearance 139 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 50 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 106 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -16%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%