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BMW M5 3.8

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 BMW M5 3.8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3795 cm3 / 231.6 cu in / 231.6 cu in, 250.0 kW / 335.3 hp / 335.3 hp @ 6900 rpm / 6900 rpm / 6900 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1992
ModelM5 3.8Issued until1995
SerieM5Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE34S
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) weight1650 kg / 3638 lb / 3638 lb
Width1751 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1392 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2761 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1474 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1496 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7095255342267  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98888888888889
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement3795 cm3 / 231.6 cu in / 231.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity559.90 cm3/cylinder / 34.167 cu in/cylinder / 34.167 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power250.0 kW / 335.3 hp / 335.3 hp at 6900 rpm / 6900 rpm / 6900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)100.0 kW / 134.1 hp / 134.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output65.9 kW/l / 1.448 bhp/cu in / 1.448 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque105.4 N·m/l / 0.92 lb·ft/cu in / 0.92 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 front245/45 R18Tyres rear245/45 R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M5 3.8

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