Standard torque settings

Specific torque settings will be found at the end of the specifications section of each chapter. Where no figure is given, bolts should be secured according to the table below.

Fastener type (thread diameter) kgf m lbf ft
5 mm bolt or nut 0.45 - 0.6 3.5 - 4.5
6 mm bolt or nut 0.8 - 1.2 6 - 9
8 mm bolt or nut 1.8 - 2.5 13 - 18
10 mm bolt or nut 3.0 - 4.0 22 - 29
12 mm bolt or nut 5.0 - 6.0 36. - 43
5 mm screw 0.35 - 0.5 2.5 - 3.6
6 mm screw 0.7 - 1.1 5 - 8
6 mm flange bolt 1.0 - 1.4 7 - 10
8 mm flange bolt 2.4 - 3.0 17 - 22
10 mm flange bolt 3.5 - 4.5 25 - 33

The history of BMW

1927