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BMW 633 CSi

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 BMW 633 CSi

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3210 cm3 / 195.9 cu in / 195.9 cu in, 144.7 kW / 194.0 hp / 194.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1979
Model633 CSiIssued until
Serie6Number made
Model familyE24Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)450 l / 15.89 cu ft / 15.89 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4755 mm / 187.2 in / 187.2 inTotal (curb) weight1470 kg / 3241 lb / 3241 lb
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
Height1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2625 mm / 103.3 in / 103.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1464 mm / 57.6 in / 57.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.82 m2 / 8.9 sq ft / 8.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.5 kW / 27.5 hp / 27.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeM30Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supplyBo L-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement3210 cm3 / 195.9 cu in / 195.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity535.00 cm3/cylinder / 32.648 cu in/cylinder / 32.648 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power144.7 kW / 194.0 hp / 194.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)57.9 kW / 77.6 hp / 77.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.1 kW/l / 0.991 bhp/cu in / 0.991 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque88.8 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.25

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio132.0 kW/ton / 100.0 bhp/ton / 100.0 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
Steeringrecirculating ball VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle11.2 m / 36.7 ft / 36.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm,RS, Coil springs
Wheels front6 x 14Wheels rear6 x 14
Tyres front195/70 VR 14Tyres rear195/70 VR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 633 CSi

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