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BMW 730Li

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 BMW 730Li

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2979 cm3 / 181.8 cu in / 181.8 cu in, 170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2001
Model730LiIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyE66Body construction
Model codeE65Body designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5169 mm / 203.5 in / 203.5 inTotal (curb) weight1820 kg / 4012 lb / 4012 lb
Width1902 mm / 74.9 in / 74.9 inDry weight
Height1492 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3130 mm / 123.2 in / 123.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1578 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1582 mm / 62.3 in / 62.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity88 l / 19.4 UK gal / 23.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.28Frontal area (A)2.37 m2 / 25.5 sq ft / 25.5 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.6 mm / 3.53 in / 3.53 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement2979 cm3 / 181.8 cu in / 181.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)92.4 kW / 123.9 hp / 123.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.1 kW/l / 1.254 bhp/cu in / 1.254 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.7 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio125.3 kW/ton / 94.9 bhp/ton / 94.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.30 s / 8.30 s / 8.30 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 emissions260 g/km / 418 g/mi / 418 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.9Turning circle12.6 m / 41.3 ft / 41.3 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8J x 17Wheels rear8J x 17
Tyres front225/60 R 17 99WTyres rear225/60 R 17 99W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front324 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 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 730Li

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