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BMW 840

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 BMW 840

4-door 4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, 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 @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1994
Model840Issued until
Serie8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5010 l / 176.93 cu ft / 176.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4790 mm / 188.6 in / 188.6 inTotal (curb) weight1740 kg / 3836 lb / 3836 lb
Width1860 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2690 mm / 105.9 in / 105.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)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 ratio1.11
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine 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 DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 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 ratio164.4 kW/ton / 124.6 bhp/ton / 124.6 bhp/ton
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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/60-R15Tyres rear205/60-R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 840

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