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BMW 735i

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 BMW 735i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3453 cm3 / 210.7 cu in / 210.7 cu in, 162.6 kW / 218.1 hp / 218.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 309.0 N·m / 227.9 lb·ft / 227.9 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1979
Model735iIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyE23Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4864 mm / 191.5 in / 191.5 inTotal (curb) weight1530 kg / 3373 lb / 3373 lb
Width1801 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2797 mm / 110.1 in / 110.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1504 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1516 mm / 59.7 in / 59.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.19 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore93.4 mm / 3.68 in / 3.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyBo L-jet fuel inj.Engine displacement3453 cm3 / 210.7 cu in / 210.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity575.50 cm3/cylinder / 35.119 cu in/cylinder / 35.119 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power162.6 kW / 218.1 hp / 218.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque309.0 N·m / 227.9 lb·ft / 227.9 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)65.0 kW / 87.2 hp / 87.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.1 kW/l / 1.035 bhp/cu in / 1.035 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.5 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  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 ratio142.5 kW/ton / 108.0 bhp/ton / 108.0 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 PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/80-SR14Tyres rear225/50-VR16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 735i

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