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BMW 740iL

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 BMW 740iL

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in, 213.3 kW / 286.0 hp / 286.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive, 249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1998
Model740iLIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyE38Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5124 mm / 201.7 in / 201.7 inTotal (curb) weight1965 kg / 4332 lb / 4332 lb
Width1862 mm / 73.3 in / 73.3 inDry weight
Height1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3070 mm / 120.9 in / 120.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1552 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1568 mm / 61.7 in / 61.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity95 l / 20.9 UK gal / 25.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.8 kW / 22.5 hp / 22.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity549.75 cm3/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power213.3 kW / 286.0 hp / 286.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)116.9 kW / 156.8 hp / 156.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.5 kW/l / 1.066 bhp/cu in / 1.066 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.0 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio145.6 kW/ton / 110.3 bhp/ton / 110.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.00 s / 7.00 s / 7.00 sFuel 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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 740iL

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