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BMW M5 3.5

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 BMW M5 3.5

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 3535 cm3 / 215.7 cu in / 215.7 cu in

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1988
ModelM5 3.5Issued until1991
SerieM5Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE34S
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE34Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4720 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1670 kg / 3682 lb / 3682 lb
Width1751 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1392 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2761 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1474 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1496 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7095255342267  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore93.4 mm / 3.68 in / 3.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.0860465116279
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement3535 cm3 / 215.7 cu in / 215.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity589.23 cm3/cylinder / 35.957 cu in/cylinder / 35.957 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M5 3.5

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