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BMW 850 i

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW 850 i

2-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5379 cm3 / 328.2 cu in / 328.2 cu in, 240.0 kW / 321.8 hp / 321.8 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

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
Model850 iIssued until0
Serie8Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE31
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE31Number of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight1880 kg / 4145 lb / 4145 lb
Width1855 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2684 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 clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7809239940387  

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 ManufacturerValves 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 ratio1.0759493670886
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement5379 cm3 / 328.2 cu in / 328.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.29 cm3/cylinder / 27.356 cu in/cylinder / 27.356 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power240.0 kW / 321.8 hp / 321.8 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 typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output44.6 kW/l / 0.981 bhp/cu in / 0.981 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.1 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 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 front235/50 R16Tyres rear235/50 R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 850 i

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