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BMW 840 Ci Automatic

(1993 model)

Brief specs of 1993 BMW 840 Ci Automatic

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3982 cm3 / 243.0 cu in / 243.0 cu in, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1993
Model840 Ci AutomaticIssued until
Serie8Number made
Model familyE31Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4780 mm / 188.2 in / 188.2 inTotal (curb) weight1905 kg / 4200 lb / 4200 lb
Width1854 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1341 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2685 mm / 105.7 in / 105.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1554 mm / 61.2 in / 61.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1562 mm / 61.5 in / 61.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.61 m2 / 6.6 sq ft / 6.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.2 kW / 20.4 hp / 20.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves 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 ratio1.11
Fuel supplyBosch DME 3.3 fuel inj.Engine displacement3982 cm3 / 243.0 cu in / 243.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity497.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.375 cu in/cylinder / 30.375 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)107.3 kW / 143.9 hp / 143.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.5 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio148.0 kW/ton / 112.2 bhp/ton / 112.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 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 time27.40 s / 27.40 s / 27.40 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7½J x 16Wheels rear7½J x 16
Tyres front235/50 R 16 95WTyres rear235/50 R 16 95W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 840 Ci Automatic

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