BMW 530i Automatic, 1975 MY E12 US

The BMW 530i is a saloon (sedan) designed by Paul Bracq with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which transmits its power through the rear wheels. The BMW 530i belongs to the E12 range of cars from BMW. The BMW 530i's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 176 bhp (178 PS/131 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 251 N·m (185 lb·ft/25.6 kgm) at 4500 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. The BMW 530i is said to be able to manage a top speed of 193 km/h or 120 mph, manufacturer claimed fuel consumption is 14/21 US MPG EPA city/highway.

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BMW 530i Automatic, 1975 MY E12 US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4826 mm
What size engine?
3 litre, 2986 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
178 PS / 176 bhp / 131 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
251 Nm / 185 ft.lb / 25.6 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How fast?
193 km/h, 120 mph
How economical?
14/21 US MPG EPA city/highway

BMW E12 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1766 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 1240 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1766 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1270 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1285 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1430 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1445 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1766 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1240 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1766 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1245 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 122 PS 120.5 bhp 90 kW 1310 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 122 PS 120.5 bhp 90 kW 1330 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1430 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1410 kg
BMW M535i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3453 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1391 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1766 cm3 102 PS 100.5 bhp 75 kW 1190 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1766 cm3 102 PS 100.5 bhp 75 kW 1190 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1485 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1766 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2986 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1425 kg
BMW 520 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 122 PS 120.5 bhp 90 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 179 PS 177 bhp 132 kW 1425 kg
BMW 525 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1370 kg
BMW 528 Automatic -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 170 PS 167.5 bhp 125 kW 1405 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1295 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3235 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2792 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1417 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4OD 3442 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1455 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3499 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1675 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3499 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW
1975 BMW 530i Automatic data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2636 mm 103.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1461 mm 57.5 inches
Length 4826 mm 190 inches
Width 1707 mm 67.2 inches
Height 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70.1 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 3 litre
2986 cc
(182.217 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 80 mm
3.5 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
178 PS (176 bhp) (131 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
58.9 bhp/litre
0.97 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
251 Nm (185 ft·lb) (25.6 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
84.06 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
Fuel system Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1056.3 kPa (153.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 193 km/h (120 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 14/21 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km16.8/11.2 l/100km city/highway
km/litre6.0/8.9 km/l city/highway
UK MPG16.8/25.2 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG14.0/21.0 US MPG city/highway
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 6J x 14 H2-B
Wheel size rear 6J x 14 H2-B
Tyres front 195/70 HR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter 272 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID271139
Production total
Model code
Model family E12
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 BMW 530i Automatic added 2012-05-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.