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BMW 740D

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 740D

4-door 5-seater, diesel 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3901 cm3 / 238.1 cu in / 238.1 cu in, 190.0 kW / 254.8 hp / 254.8 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 600.0 N·m / 442.5 lb·ft / 442.5 lb·ft @ 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model740DIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5040 mm / 198.4 in / 198.4 inTotal (curb) weight2090 kg / 4608 lb / 4608 lb
Width1910 mm / 75.2 in / 75.2 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity505 kg / 1113 lb / 1113 lb
Wheelbase3000 mm / 118.1 in / 118.1 inGross (max.) weight2595 kg / 5721 lb / 5721 lb
Track frontTowing weight2100 kg / 4630 lb / 4630 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity88 l / 19.4 UK gal / 23.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.44 m2 / 26.2 sq ft / 26.2 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 (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.95
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement3901 cm3 / 238.1 cu in / 238.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity487.68 cm3/cylinder / 29.760 cu in/cylinder / 29.760 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio18.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power190.0 kW / 254.8 hp / 254.8 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque600.0 N·m / 442.5 lb·ft / 442.5 lb·ft at 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm / 1900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)76.0 kW / 101.9 hp / 101.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.7 kW/l / 1.070 bhp/cu in / 1.070 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque153.8 N·m/l / 1.35 lb·ft/cu in / 1.35 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio123.9 kW/ton / 93.9 bhp/ton / 93.9 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)9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions263 g/km / 423 g/mi / 423 g/mi (est.)
  Range898 km / 558 mi / 558 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/55-ZR17Tyres rear245/55-ZR17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 740D

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