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BMW 530 i V8

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 BMW 530 i V8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2997 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in, 160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 290.0 N·m / 213.9 lb·ft / 213.9 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1992
Model530 i V8Issued until1995
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE34
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE34Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4720 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1565 kg / 3450 lb / 3450 lb
Width1751 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2761 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1495 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7095255342267  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 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 constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke67.6 mm / 2.66 in / 2.66 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2426035502959
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement2997 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity374.62 cm3/cylinder / 22.861 cu in/cylinder / 22.861 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque290.0 N·m / 213.9 lb·ft / 213.9 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output53.4 kW/l / 1.173 bhp/cu in / 1.173 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque96.8 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 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 front225/60 R15Tyres rear225/60 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 530 i V8

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