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BMW M535i

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 BMW M535i

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, 304.0 N·m / 224.2 lb·ft / 224.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 228 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1980
ModelM535iIssued until
SerieM5Number made
Model familyBody 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

Length4618 mm / 181.8 in / 181.8 inTotal (curb) weight1391 kg / 3067 lb / 3067 lb
Width1689 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2637 mm / 103.8 in / 103.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1455 mm / 57.3 in / 57.3 inWeight distribution (front)56.0 % / 56.0 % / 56.0 %
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.37Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.76 m2 / 8.1 sq ft / 8.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.8 kW / 25.2 hp / 25.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore93.4 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
SumpwetMax. output power162.6 kW / 218.1 hp / 218.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque304.0 N·m / 224.2 lb·ft / 224.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.1 kW/l / 1.035 bhp/cu in / 1.035 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque88.0 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.10 s / 5.10 s / 5.10 sTop (maximal) speed228 km/h / 142 mph / 142 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sPower-to-weight ratio156.7 kW/ton / 118.7 bhp/ton / 118.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)18.30 s / 18.30 s / 18.30 sFuel 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-lock3.1Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front6.5 x 14Wheels rear6.5 x 14
Tyres frontMichelin XWX 195/70 VR 14Tyres rearMichelin XWX 195/70 VR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front285 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear285 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M535i

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