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BMW 735iL

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 BMW 735iL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3430 cm3 / 209.3 cu in / 209.3 cu in, 157.3 kW / 210.9 hp / 210.9 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1987
Model735iLIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyE32Body 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

Length5024 mm / 197.8 in / 197.8 inTotal (curb) weight1660 kg / 3660 lb / 3660 lb
Width1839 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2944 mm / 115.9 in / 115.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1528 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1556 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity102 l / 22.4 UK gal / 26.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.73 m2 / 7.8 sq ft / 7.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.1 kW / 24.2 hp / 24.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supplyBosch DME 3 fuel inj.Engine displacement3430 cm3 / 209.3 cu in / 209.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity571.67 cm3/cylinder / 34.885 cu in/cylinder / 34.885 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power157.3 kW / 210.9 hp / 210.9 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)72.8 kW / 97.7 hp / 97.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.9 kW/l / 1.008 bhp/cu in / 1.008 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque88.9 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) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.10 s / 9.10 s / 9.10 sPower-to-weight ratio127.1 kW/ton / 96.3 bhp/ton / 96.3 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, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7J x 15Wheels rear7J x 15
Tyres front225/60 ZR 15Tyres rear225/60 ZR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front296 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 inBrake diameter rear300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 735iL

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