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BMW 740i L

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW 740i L

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 8-cylinder V engine, 4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in, 210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 420.0 N·m / 309.8 lb·ft / 309.8 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
Model740i LIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5010 l / 176.93 cu ft / 176.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5130 mm / 202.0 in / 202.0 inTotal (curb) weight1945 kg / 4288 lb / 4288 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3080 mm / 121.3 in / 121.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity85 l / 18.7 UK gal / 22.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.5 sq ft / 24.5 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationMax. torque420.0 N·m / 309.8 lb·ft / 309.8 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)100.8 kW / 135.2 hp / 135.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.049 bhp/cu in / 1.049 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.5 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sPower-to-weight ratio147.0 kW/ton / 111.4 bhp/ton / 111.4 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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/50-R18100Tyres rear245/50-R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 740i L

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