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BMW 850 Ci

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW 850 Ci

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5379 cm3 / 328.2 cu in / 328.2 cu in, 240.1 kW / 322.0 hp / 322.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 490.0 N·m / 361.4 lb·ft / 361.4 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 14.0 l/100km / 20.2 mpg-UK / 16.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
Model850 CiIssued until
Serie8Number made
Model familyE31Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight1910 kg / 4211 lb / 4211 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)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyDME fuel inj.Engine displacement5379 cm3 / 328.2 cu in / 328.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.25 cm3/cylinder / 27.354 cu in/cylinder / 27.354 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power240.1 kW / 322.0 hp / 322.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque490.0 N·m / 361.4 lb·ft / 361.4 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)105.7 kW / 141.7 hp / 141.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.6 kW/l / 0.981 bhp/cu in / 0.981 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque91.1 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sPower-to-weight ratio168.6 kW/ton / 127.7 bhp/ton / 127.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)21.1 l/100km / 13.4 mpg-UK / 11.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.9 l/100km / 28.5 mpg-UK / 23.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)14.0 l/100km / 20.2 mpg-UK / 16.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions333 g/km / 536 g/mi / 536 g/mi
  Range643 km / 400 mi / 400 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
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 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 850 Ci

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