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BMW 740 i

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 BMW 740 i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3982 cm3 / 243.0 cu in / 243.0 cu in, 210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1994
Model740 iIssued until2001
Serie7Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE38
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE38Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4984 mm / 196.2 in / 196.2 inTotal (curb) weight1790 kg / 3946 lb / 3946 lb
Width1862 mm / 73.3 in / 73.3 inDry weight
Height1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2930 mm / 115.4 in / 115.4 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 clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.701023890785  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.4 sq ft / 24.4 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 Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1125
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement3982 cm3 / 243.0 cu in / 243.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.69 cm3/cylinder / 30.371 cu in/cylinder / 30.371 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output52.7 kW/l / 1.159 bhp/cu in / 1.159 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.5 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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)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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front215/65 R16Tyres rear215/65 R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 740 i

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