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BMW 2500

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 BMW 2500

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2495 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in, 110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 211.0 N·m / 155.6 lb·ft / 155.6 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1970
Model2500Issued until
Serie2500Number made
Model familyE3Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4700 mm / 185.0 in / 185.0 inTotal (curb) weight1295 kg / 2855 lb / 2855 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2692 mm / 106.0 in / 106.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1461 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity78 l / 17.2 UK gal / 20.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.6 mm / 2.82 in / 2.82 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supply2 Zenith carbsEngine displacement2495 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity415.83 cm3/cylinder / 25.376 cu in/cylinder / 25.376 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque211.0 N·m / 155.6 lb·ft / 155.6 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.0 kW / 57.7 hp / 57.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.2 kW/l / 0.972 bhp/cu in / 0.972 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.6 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.64

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.00 s / 7.00 s / 7.00 sTop (maximal) speed195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.40 s / 10.40 s / 10.40 sPower-to-weight ratio114.3 kW/ton / 86.6 bhp/ton / 86.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.4Turning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishboneSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front6J x 14 H 2Wheels rear6J x 14 H 2
Tyres front175 HR 14Tyres rear175 HR 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front272 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 inBrake diameter rear272 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 2500

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