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BMW 850 CSi

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 BMW 850 CSi

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5576 cm3 / 340.3 cu in / 340.3 cu in, 283.4 kW / 380.0 hp / 380.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 550.0 N·m / 405.7 lb·ft / 405.7 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1992
Model850 CSiIssued until
Serie8Number made
Model familyE31Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4210 l / 148.67 cu ft / 148.67 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight1865 kg / 4112 lb / 4112 lb
Width1854 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1341 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2685 mm / 105.7 in / 105.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1554 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1562 mm / 61.5 in / 61.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyBo DME 1.7 fuel inj.Engine displacement5576 cm3 / 340.3 cu in / 340.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity464.67 cm3/cylinder / 28.356 cu in/cylinder / 28.356 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power283.4 kW / 380.0 hp / 380.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque550.0 N·m / 405.7 lb·ft / 405.7 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)128.8 kW / 172.7 hp / 172.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.8 kW/l / 1.117 bhp/cu in / 1.117 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.6 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sPower-to-weight ratio203.8 kW/ton / 154.4 bhp/ton / 154.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8J x 17Wheels rear8J x 17
Tyres front235/45 ZR 17Tyres rear235/45 ZR 17
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 850 CSi

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