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BMW 730d

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 BMW 730d

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in, 170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 520.0 N·m / 383.5 lb·ft / 383.5 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 238 km/h / 148 mph / 148 mph top speed, consumption 8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2005
Model730dIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyE65Body 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)4870 l / 171.98 cu ft / 171.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5039 mm / 198.4 in / 198.4 inTotal (curb) weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 lb
Width1902 mm / 74.9 in / 74.9 inDry weight
Height1491 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inLoad capacity505 kg / 1113 lb / 1113 lb
Wheelbase2990 mm / 117.7 in / 117.7 inGross (max.) weight2480 kg / 5467 lb / 5467 lb
Track front1578 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inTowing weight2100 kg / 4630 lb / 4630 lb
Track rear1596 mm / 62.8 in / 62.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity88 l / 19.4 UK gal / 23.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.38 m2 / 25.6 sq ft / 25.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.4 sq ft / 7.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.1 kW / 23.0 hp / 23.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.83 cm3/cylinder / 30.440 cu in/cylinder / 30.440 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque520.0 N·m / 383.5 lb·ft / 383.5 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)102.2 kW / 137.1 hp / 137.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.8 kW/l / 1.248 bhp/cu in / 1.248 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque173.7 N·m/l / 1.52 lb·ft/cu in / 1.52 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.81

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed238 km/h / 148 mph / 148 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio120.0 kW/ton / 90.9 bhp/ton / 90.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sFuel consumption, City (urban)11.3 l/100km / 25.0 mpg-UK / 20.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.2 l/100km / 34.4 mpg-UK / 28.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions216 g/km / 348 g/mi / 348 g/mi
  Range1073 km / 667 mi / 667 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8J x 17 LMWheels rear8J x 17 LM
Tyres front245/55 R 17 102WTyres rear245/55 R 17 102W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front348 mm / 13.7 in / 13.7 inBrake diameter rear345 mm / 13.6 in / 13.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 730d

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