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BMW 730i

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 BMW 730i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 189.4 kW / 254.0 hp / 254.0 hp @ 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm, 300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 244 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed, consumption 10.1 l/100km / 28.0 mpg-UK / 23.3 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2005
Model730iIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyE65Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5039 mm / 198.4 in / 198.4 inTotal (curb) weight1805 kg / 3979 lb / 3979 lb
Width1902 mm / 74.9 in / 74.9 inDry weight
Height1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2990 mm / 117.7 in / 117.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1578 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inTowing weight2100 kg / 4630 lb / 4630 lb
Track rear1596 mm / 62.8 in / 62.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity88 l / 19.4 UK gal / 23.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.38 m2 / 25.6 sq ft / 25.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.4 sq ft / 7.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.1 kW / 23.0 hp / 23.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder / 30.471 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power189.4 kW / 254.0 hp / 254.0 hp at 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm / 6600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)97.5 kW / 130.8 hp / 130.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output63.2 kW/l / 1.389 bhp/cu in / 1.389 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.1 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) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed244 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio140.7 kW/ton / 106.6 bhp/ton / 106.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sFuel consumption, City (urban)14.6 l/100km / 19.3 mpg-UK / 16.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)10.1 l/100km / 28.0 mpg-UK / 23.3 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions241 g/km / 388 g/mi / 388 g/mi
  Range871 km / 542 mi / 542 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8J x 17 LMWheels rear8J x 17 LM
Tyres front245/55 R 17 102WTyres rear245/55 R 17 102W
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 730i

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