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BMW 518 i (115 HP)

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 BMW 518 i (115 HP)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1989
Model518 i (115 HP)Issued 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) weight1360 kg / 2998 lb / 2998 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 cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.037037037037
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.88 cm3/cylinder / 27.393 cu in/cylinder / 27.393 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.0 kW / 45.6 hp / 45.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output47.3 kW/l / 1.040 bhp/cu in / 1.040 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.5 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 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 front195/65 R15Tyres rear195/65 R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 518 i (115 HP)

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