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Key facts

1977 BMW 520 E12 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4620 mm
How heavy?
1350 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
122 PS / 120.5 bhp / 90 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
160 Nm / 118 ft.lb / 16.3 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 12.00 s
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 mph

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1977 BMW 520 technical specifications

Introduction

The 520 is a motor vehicle from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a Paul Bracq-penned 4 door saloon (sedan) body style.
It is part of BMW's E12 series.
Its 6 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2 litres. For this model it develops power and torque figures of 120.5 bhp (122 PS/90 kW) at 6000 rpm and 160 Nm (118 lbft/16.3 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively.
The engine drives the wheels compliments of a 4 speed manual transmission.
It weighs a stated 1350 kg at the kerb.
Maximum stated speed is 180 km/h, which equates to 112 mph.
1977 BMW 520 data
1977 BMW 520 E12 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2636 103.8
Track/tread (front) 1406 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1442 56.8
Length 4620 181.9
Width 1690 66.5
Height 1425 56.1
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1350 kg 2976 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 66 mm
3.15 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
122 PS (120.5 bhp) (90 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
60.5 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
160 Nm (118 ft·lb) (16.3 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
80.36 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 4A1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1009.9 kPa (146.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 331.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 12.00 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 90.5 PS/g
66.56 kW/g
89.26 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.02 kg/kW
25.1 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering worm & roller
turns lock-to-lock 4.300
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.TA.CS.
Wheel size front 5½J x 14 H2
Wheel size rear 5½J x 14 H2
Tyres front 175 SR 14
Tyres rear 175 SR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter 250 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID119361
Production total
Model code
Model family E12
RAC rating 23.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1977 BMW 520 added 2004-03-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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