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BMW 535 i (235 HP)

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW 535 i (235 HP)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in, 173.0 kW / 232.0 hp / 232.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
Model535 i (235 HP)Issued until1999
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE39
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE39Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4775 mm / 188.0 in / 188.0 inTotal (curb) weight1615 kg / 3560 lb / 3560 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2830 mm / 111.4 in / 111.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1515 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1526 mm / 60.1 in / 60.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6872791519435  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 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 constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.9 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06463878327
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement3498 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity437.25 cm3/cylinder / 26.682 cu in/cylinder / 26.682 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power173.0 kW / 232.0 hp / 232.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)69.2 kW / 92.8 hp / 92.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output49.5 kW/l / 1.087 bhp/cu in / 1.087 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.5 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 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 front225/50 R15Tyres rear225/50 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 535 i (235 HP)

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