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BMW B10

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 BMW B10

4-seater convertible (cabriolet), 8-cylinder V engine, 4619 cm3 / 281.9 cu in / 281.9 cu in, 254.0 kW / 340.6 hp / 340.6 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 470.5 N·m / 347.0 lb·ft / 347.0 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1997
ModelB10Issued until
SerieB10Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5040 l / 177.99 cu ft / 177.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5130 mm / 202.0 in / 202.0 inTotal (curb) weight1700 kg / 3748 lb / 3748 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 capacity
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 supplyEngine displacement4619 cm3 / 281.9 cu in / 281.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power254.0 kW / 340.6 hp / 340.6 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque470.5 N·m / 347.0 lb·ft / 347.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)105.6 kW / 141.6 hp / 141.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output55.0 kW/l / 1.208 bhp/cu in / 1.208 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque101.9 N·m/l / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront 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)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sPower-to-weight ratio202.9 kW/ton / 153.7 bhp/ton / 153.7 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW B10

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