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BMW
740 dL
(1999)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of BMW 740 dL
BMW
Serie7
Model family
Model740 dL
Model code
Issued from1999
Issued until1998
Country of originDE,ZA
Number made
Body constructionmonocoque
Body designationE38/2

Bodywork

 
Base platformE38
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors4
Number of seats5
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]3070 / 120.9 / 120.9
Track front [mm / in / in]1552 / 61.1 / 61.1
Track rear [mm / in / in]1568 / 61.7 / 61.7
Length [mm / in / in]5124 / 201.7 / 201.7
Width [mm / in / in]1862 / 73.3 / 73.3
Height [mm / in / in]1425 / 56.1 / 56.1
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6690553745928
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]120 / 4.7 / 4.7
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1765 / 3891 / 3891
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]2.26 / 24.3 / 24.3 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine Manufacturer
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fueldiesel
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves32
Valves per cylinder4
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]84.0 / 3.31 / 3.31
Stroke [mm / in / in]88.0 / 3.46 / 3.46
Bore/Stroke ratio0.95454545454545
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]3901 / 238.1 / 238.1
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]487.68 / 29.760 / 29.760
Compression ratio18.0
Fuel supplyHigh Pressure Injection
Aspirationturbocharged
Compressor type
Intercooler
Catalytic converter
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]180.0 / 241.4 / 241.4
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4000 / 4000 / 4000
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]560.0 / 413.0 / 413.0
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]1750 / 1750 / 1750
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolant
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]72.0 / 96.6 / 96.6 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]46.1 / 1.014 / 1.014
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]143.6 / 1.26 / 1.26

Transmission

 
Transmission type
Number of gears
Wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio
Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension front
Suspension rear
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front235/60 R16
Tyres rear235/60 R16
Brakes frontventilated disc
Brakes reardisc
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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