Key facts

BMW 540i, 1995 MY E34 information summary

What body style?
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: 6.20 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.40 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph

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1995 BMW 540i technical specifications

Introduction

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 6.40 seconds and the standing kilometre in 26.3 seconds.
Top stated speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph.
1995 BMW 540i data
BMW 540i, 1995 MY 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 1750 68.9
Height 1397 55
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 0.330
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
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) 4.80 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.20 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.40 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 14.70 s
Standing kilometre 26.30 s
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 170.7 PS/g
125.54 kW/g
168.36 bhp/ton
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 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
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
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.

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