Key facts

1992 BMW 518i E34 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4720 mm
How heavy?
1360 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1796 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
113 PS / 111 bhp / 83 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
162 Nm / 119 ft.lb / 16.5 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 12.40 s
How fast?
194 km/h, 121 mph
How economical?
6.8/8.6/11.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1992 BMW 518i technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 518i is a rear wheel drive motor car, with its engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body.
The 518i forms part of BMW's E34 family of cars.
The 1.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that has an output of 111 bhp (113 PS/83 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 162 N·m (119 lb·ft/16.5 kgm) at 4250 rpm.
A 5 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels.
Quoted kerb weight is 1360 kg.
Maximum claimed speed is 194 km/h (121 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption is 6.8/8.6/11.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1992 BMW 518i data
1992 BMW 518i E34 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2761 108.7
Track/tread (front) 1470 57.9
Track/tread (rear) 1495 58.9
Length 4720 185.8
Width 1751 68.9
Height 1412 55.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1360 kg 2998 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1796 cc
(109.599 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 81 mm
3.31 × 3.19 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(CEE 88/195)
113 PS (111 bhp) (83 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(CEE 88/195)
61.8 bhp/litre
1.01 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(CEE 88/195)
162 Nm (119 ft·lb) (16.5 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque
(CEE 88/195)
90.2 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system MPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1133.5 kPa (164.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 449 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 12.40 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 194 km/h (121 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 82.75 PS/g
60.86 kW/g
81.62 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.43 kg/kW
27.45 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.8/8.6/11.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km6.8/8.6/11.0 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre14.7/11.6/9.1 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG41.5/32.8/25.7 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG34.6/27.4/21.4 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 232.00 g/km
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
Front suspension I.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6J x 15
Wheel size rear 6J x 15
Tyres front 195/65 HR 15
Tyres rear 195/65 HR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.46
general
Carfolio.com ID14377
Production total
Model code
Model family E34
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1992 BMW 518i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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