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1993 BMW 840 Ci E31 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4780 mm
How heavy?
1830 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3982 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
286 PS / 282 bhp / 210 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
400 Nm / 295 ft.lb / 40.8 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.40 s
How fast?
249 km/h, 155 mph

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1993 BMW 840 Ci technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 840 Ci is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with its engine mounted in the front, and a 2 door coupé body.
The 840 Ci is part of BMW's E31 series of cars.
Its 8 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 4 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 282 bhp (286 PS/210 kW) at 5800 rpm and 400 Nm (295 lbft/40.8 kgm) at 4500 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the driven wheels.
The stated weight at the kerb is 1830 kg.
Top quoted speed is 249 km/h (155 mph).
1993 BMW 840 Ci data
1993 BMW 840 Ci E31 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2685 105.7
Track/tread (front) 1554 61.2
Track/tread (rear) 1562 61.5
Length 4780 188.2
Width 1854 73
Height 1341 52.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1830 kg 4034 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.290
Frontal area 2.06
CdA 0.60
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4 litre
3982 cc
(242.997 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 80 mm
3.5 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
286 PS (282 bhp) (210 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
70.8 bhp/litre
1.16 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
100.45 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch DME 3.3 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1262.3 kPa (183.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.40 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 249 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 156.24 PS/g
114.91 kW/g
154.1 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.7 kg/kW
14.54 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 recirculating ball PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.50 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7½J x 16
Wheel size rear 7½J x 16
Tyres front 235/50 R 16 95W
Tyres rear 235/50 R 16 95W
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID13915
Production total
Model code
Model family E31
RAC rating 39.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1993 BMW 840 Ci added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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