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BMW M5

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 BMW M5

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3795 cm3 / 231.6 cu in / 231.6 cu in, 249.8 kW / 335.0 hp / 335.0 hp @ 6900 rpm / 6900 rpm / 6900 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 267 km/h / 166 mph / 166 mph top speed, consumption 8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1994
ModelM5Issued until
SerieM5Number made
Model familyE34Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4870 l / 171.98 cu ft / 171.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4720 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1725 kg / 3803 lb / 3803 lb
Width1751 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 front1474 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.5 sq ft / 7.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.2 kW / 23.1 hp / 23.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (V8)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore94.6 mm / 3.72 in / 3.72 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyBo Mot fuel inj.Engine displacement3795 cm3 / 231.6 cu in / 231.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity632.50 cm3/cylinder / 38.598 cu in/cylinder / 38.598 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power249.8 kW / 335.0 hp / 335.0 hp at 6900 rpm / 6900 rpm / 6900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)122.3 kW / 164.1 hp / 164.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output65.8 kW/l / 1.446 bhp/cu in / 1.446 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque105.4 N·m/l / 0.92 lb·ft/cu in / 0.92 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.70 s / 4.70 s / 4.70 sTop (maximal) speed267 km/h / 166 mph / 166 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sPower-to-weight ratio194.2 kW/ton / 147.1 bhp/ton / 147.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)18.0 l/100km / 15.7 mpg-UK / 13.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)14.40 s / 14.40 s / 14.40 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.4 l/100km / 33.6 mpg-UK / 28.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions192 g/km / 309 g/mi / 309 g/mi (est.)
  Range1098 km / 682 mi / 682 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle9.9 m / 32.5 ft / 32.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8J x 18Wheels rear9J x 18
Tyres front245/40 ZR 18Tyres rear245/40 ZR 18
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 M5

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