BMW 540i, 1995 MY E34

BMW 540i is a car that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front located engine delivering power to the rear wheels. The 540i is part of BMW's E34 series. The BMW 540i's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4 litre, double overhead camshaft 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 282 bhp (286 PS/210 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 400 N·m (295 lb·ft/40.8 kgm) at 4500 rpm. A 6 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the driven wheels. Having a claimed kerb weight of 1675 kg, the BMW 540i covers the 0-100 km/h dash in 6.4 seconds and the standing kilometre in 26.3 seconds. Top stated speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph.

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Key facts

BMW 540i, 1995 MY E34 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4720 mm
How heavy?
1675 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: 6.2 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.4 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph

BMW E34 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1520 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1435 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1645 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1680 kg
BMW M5 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 3795 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1725 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 6M 3795 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1786 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2498 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1465 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2498 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1500 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1620 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2498 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1655 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1360 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1565 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1630 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1721 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 6M 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1750 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1800 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3535 cm3 315 PS 311 bhp 232 kW 1733 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3795 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1711 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3795 cm3 327 PS 322.5 bhp 240 kW 1650 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 3795 cm3 327 PS 322.5 bhp 240 kW 1730 kg
BMW M5 Touring -
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 3795 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 1730 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1605 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1640 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1573 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1650 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1685 kg
BMW 525ix 24v -
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1645 kg

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1995 BMW 540i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2761 mm 108.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1470 mm 57.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1495 mm 58.9 inches
Length 4720 mm 185.8 inches
Width 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Height 1397 mm 55 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1675 kg 3693 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.33
Frontal area 2.07
CdA 0.68
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
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 286 PS (282 bhp) (210 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output 70.8 bhp/litre
1.16 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque 100.45 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch DME 3.3 fuel injection
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) 4.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 14.7 s
Standing kilometre 26.3 s
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 170.7 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
125.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
168.36 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.97 kg/kW
13.3 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 225/60 R 15 H
Tyres rear 225/60 R 15 H
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID228019
Production total
Model code
Model family E34
RAC rating 39.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1995 BMW 540i added 2010-12-28.
Last modified 2013-06-09.