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BMW 530i

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 BMW 530i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in, 140.2 kW / 188.0 hp / 188.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 216 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1988
Model530iIssued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyE34Body 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

Length4719 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1593 kg / 3512 lb / 3512 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2760 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1466 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.67 m2 / 7.2 sq ft / 7.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.7 kW / 22.4 hp / 22.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity497.67 cm3/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power140.2 kW / 188.0 hp / 188.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque260.0 N·m / 191.8 lb·ft / 191.8 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)78.1 kW / 104.7 hp / 104.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.0 kW/l / 1.032 bhp/cu in / 1.032 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque87.1 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed216 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sPower-to-weight ratio118.0 kW/ton / 89.4 bhp/ton / 89.4 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 530i

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