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BMW 740 iL

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 BMW 740 iL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3982 cm3 / 243.0 cu in / 243.0 cu in, 210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1994
Model740 iLIssued until2001
Serie7Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE38/2
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE38Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5124 mm / 201.7 in / 201.7 inTotal (curb) weight1995 kg / 4398 lb / 4398 lb
Width1862 mm / 73.3 in / 73.3 inDry weight
Height1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3070 mm / 120.9 in / 120.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1552 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1568 mm / 61.7 in / 61.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6690553745928  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1125
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement3982 cm3 / 243.0 cu in / 243.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.69 cm3/cylinder / 30.371 cu in/cylinder / 30.371 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output52.7 kW/l / 1.159 bhp/cu in / 1.159 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.5 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/60 R16Tyres rear235/60 R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 740 iL

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