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BMW M5

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 BMW M5

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3453 cm3 / 210.7 cu in / 210.7 cu in, 210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 340.0 N·m / 250.8 lb·ft / 250.8 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 251 km/h / 156 mph / 156 mph top speed, consumption 8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1985
ModelM5Issued until
SerieM5Number made
Model familyE28Body 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

Length4620 mm / 181.9 in / 181.9 inTotal (curb) weight1465 kg / 3230 lb / 3230 lb
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2625 mm / 103.3 in / 103.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1465 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inWeight distribution (front)52.0 % / 52.0 % / 52.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.02 m2 / 21.8 sq ft / 21.8 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 valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
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 Mot 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 DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque340.0 N·m / 250.8 lb·ft / 250.8 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)93.0 kW / 124.7 hp / 124.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output60.9 kW/l / 1.338 bhp/cu in / 1.338 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque98.5 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.40 s / 4.40 s / 4.40 sTop (maximal) speed251 km/h / 156 mph / 156 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sPower-to-weight ratio192.5 kW/ton / 145.8 bhp/ton / 145.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.10 s / 6.10 s / 6.10 sFuel consumption, City (urban)16.5 l/100km / 17.1 mpg-UK / 14.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)14.50 s / 14.50 s / 14.50 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.7 l/100km / 29.1 mpg-UK / 24.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions201 g/km / 324 g/mi / 324 g/mi (est.)
  Range814 km / 506 mi / 506 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone,Tr LinksSuspension rearIndependent,HA, Semi-trailing arm
Wheels front165 TR 390Wheels rear165 TR 390
Tyres front220/55 VR 390Tyres rear220/55 VR 390
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M5

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