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BMW M1

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 BMW M1

2-seater, 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1990 cm3 / 121.4 cu in / 121.4 cu in, 209.0 kW / 280.3 hp / 280.3 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 177.0 N·m / 130.5 lb·ft / 130.5 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 265 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1972
ModelM1Issued until
SerieM1Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3970 l / 140.20 cu ft / 140.20 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1990 cm3 / 121.4 cu in / 121.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power209.0 kW / 280.3 hp / 280.3 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque177.0 N·m / 130.5 lb·ft / 130.5 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.6 kW / 112.1 hp / 112.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output105.0 kW/l / 2.308 bhp/cu in / 2.308 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque88.9 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 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) speed265 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph
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 locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/80-HR14Tyres rear175/80-HR14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M1

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