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BMW 725

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 BMW 725

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2495 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in, 110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 215.0 N·m / 158.6 lb·ft / 158.6 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1978
Model725Issued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5040 l / 177.99 cu ft / 177.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4870 mm / 191.7 in / 191.7 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2810 mm / 110.6 in / 110.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.89 m2 / 9.5 sq ft / 9.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.0 kW / 29.5 hp / 29.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.1 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.6 mm / 2.82 in / 2.82 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2495 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.88 cm3/cylinder / 25.440 cu in/cylinder / 25.440 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque215.0 N·m / 158.6 lb·ft / 158.6 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.1 kW/l / 0.969 bhp/cu in / 0.969 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque86.2 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 725

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