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BMW 730i

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 BMW 730i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2997 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in, 162.6 kW / 218.1 hp / 218.1 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 290.0 N·m / 213.9 lb·ft / 213.9 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1994
Model730iIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyE38Body 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

Length4984 mm / 196.2 in / 196.2 inTotal (curb) weight1725 kg / 3803 lb / 3803 lb
Width1862 mm / 73.3 in / 73.3 inDry weight
Height1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2930 mm / 115.4 in / 115.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1552 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1568 mm / 61.7 in / 61.7 inWeight distribution (front)51.0 % / 51.0 % / 51.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity85 l / 18.7 UK gal / 22.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.4 sq ft / 24.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.9 kW / 22.7 hp / 22.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionall alloyBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke67.6 mm / 2.66 in / 2.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.24
Fuel supplyDME 3.3 fuel inj.Engine displacement2997 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity374.63 cm3/cylinder / 22.861 cu in/cylinder / 22.861 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power162.6 kW / 218.1 hp / 218.1 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque290.0 N·m / 213.9 lb·ft / 213.9 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)66.8 kW / 89.6 hp / 89.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.2 kW/l / 1.192 bhp/cu in / 1.192 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque96.8 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.30 s / 10.30 s / 10.30 sPower-to-weight ratio126.4 kW/ton / 95.8 bhp/ton / 95.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)26.00 s / 26.00 s / 26.00 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time17.80 s / 17.80 s / 17.80 s (top 83 km/h / 52 mph / 52 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time31.60 s / 31.60 s / 31.60 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.4Turning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,5 Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5 x 16Wheels rear7.5 x 16
Tyres frontMichelin Pilot CX 215/65 WR 16Tyres rearMichelin Pilot CX 215/50 WR 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front316 mm / 12.4 in / 12.4 inBrake diameter rear324 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 730i

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