BMW Performance Academy

Story and Video by Benjamin G. Kline, Photos by BMW Asia Pacific
5 May 2014


Most drivers out there would never have a chance to fully discover or utilize the full breath of their car’s abilities. Unless you’re hurling your car into bends with wild abandon, most wouldn’t be able to experience the numerous passive and active safety systems at work to keep you safely planted on the road.

The BMW Performance Academy serves to educate both current and future owners of BMW cars about the numerous safety and dynamic attributes of their different platforms. And the star of this recently concluded event was the F10 5 series. This event goes to show that it isn’t just the flagship 535i N55 powered cars that are dynamically gifted. But even the most basic 520i benefits from the excellent platform on which it is built.  

Even in its most diluted form, the handling prowess of the F10 chassis is obvious. With a perfect 50:50 weight distribution between the front and rear axles, the mid-size luxury sedan pivots beautifully around bends. A feat that isn’t easily replicated even in performance cars.    

Combine this capable chassis with an adaptive drive system like the Driving Experience Control switch and you have a very flexible car that will alter its behavior to suit the driving situation.

Changing modes is as easy as a press of a button on the rocker switch that alters the 520i between Sport, Comfort and Eco Pro modes. Each program alters the throttle mapping, steering response and dampers to alter the car’s handling characteristics.

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Engine Capacity 2979cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 6
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Bore x Stroke (89.6 x 84.0)mm
Power 306bhp @ 5800rpm
Torque 400Nm @ 1200rpm
Power to Weight 174.9 bhp per ton


Acceleration 5.7s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 11.9 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR
Steering Electric


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4907 x 1860 x 1462) mm
Wheelbase 2968 mm
Kerb Weight 1750 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L



Engine Capacity 1997cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10:1
Bore x Stroke (90.1 x 84)mm
Power 184bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 270Nm @ 1250rpm
Power to Weight 106.7 bhp per ton


Acceleration 7.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 235 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 15.6 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR
Steering Electric


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4899 x 1860 x 1464) mm
Wheelbase 2968 mm
Kerb Weight 1725 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs