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BMW 518

(1990 model)

Brief specs of 1990 BMW 518

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1766 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in, 84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 161.0 N·m / 118.7 lb·ft / 118.7 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1990
Model518Issued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4870 l / 171.98 cu ft / 171.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4730 mm / 186.2 in / 186.2 inTotal (curb) weight1160 kg / 2557 lb / 2557 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity52 l / 11.4 UK gal / 13.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.8 kW / 21.2 hp / 21.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1766 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.88 cm3/cylinder / 27.392 cu in/cylinder / 27.392 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque161.0 N·m / 118.7 lb·ft / 118.7 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.6 kW / 45.1 hp / 45.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.6 kW/l / 1.045 bhp/cu in / 1.045 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.2 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear 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 ratio98.8 kW/ton / 74.9 bhp/ton / 74.9 bhp/ton
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 front205/65-R15Tyres rear205/65-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 518

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