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BMW 740i

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 BMW 740i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3982 cm3 / 243.0 cu in / 243.0 cu in, 210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1992
Model740iIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyE32Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4210 l / 148.67 cu ft / 148.67 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4910 mm / 193.3 in / 193.3 inTotal (curb) weight1790 kg / 3946 lb / 3946 lb
Width1847 mm / 72.7 in / 72.7 inDry weight
Height1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2832 mm / 111.5 in / 111.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1558 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
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 supplyBosch DME 3.3 fuel inj.Engine displacement3982 cm3 / 243.0 cu in / 243.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity497.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.375 cu in/cylinder / 30.375 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.3 kW / 282.0 hp / 282.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)92.3 kW / 123.8 hp / 123.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.8 kW/l / 1.161 bhp/cu in / 1.161 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.5 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio157.5 kW/ton / 119.4 bhp/ton / 119.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sFuel 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7J x 15Wheels rear7J x 15
Tyres front225/60 ZR 15Tyres rear225/60 ZR 15
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 740i

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