BMW 528 Automatic, 1976 MY E12

The 528 is a motor vehicle from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a Paul Bracq-designed 4 door sedan/saloon body style. The 528 forms part of BMW's E12 model series. Its 2.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder unit that develops 167.5 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 233 N·m (172 lb·ft/23.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. Stated weight at the kerb is 1405 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 190 km/h (118 mph).

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BMW 528 Automatic -
BMW 528 Automatic
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BMW 528 Automatic
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Key facts

BMW 528 Automatic, 1976 MY E12 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4620 mm
How heavy?
1405 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2788 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 167.5 bhp / 125 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
233 Nm / 172 ft.lb / 23.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph

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
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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW

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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 4A 2746 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW
Mercedes-Benz 280 E -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1610 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 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
Opel Senator -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2969 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1485 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2969 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1495 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3532 cm3 155 PS 153 bhp 114 kW 1372 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3532 cm3 155 PS 153 bhp 114 kW
1976 BMW 528 Automatic data
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) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Length 4620 mm 181.9 inches
Width 1690 mm 66.5 inches
Height 1425 mm 56.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1405 kg 3097 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 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 M30B28
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2788 cc
(170.134 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 80 mm
3.39 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
170 PS (167.5 bhp) (125 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
60.1 bhp/litre
0.98 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
233 Nm (172 ft·lb) (23.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
83.57 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 4A1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1050.2 kPa (152.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.67 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 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 120.87 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
88.9 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
119.22 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.25 kg/kW
18.79 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 6J x 14 H2
Wheel size rear 6J x 14 H2
Tyres front 195/70 HR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 HR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 272 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID271304
Production total
Model code
Model family E12
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1976 BMW 528 Automatic added 2012-05-22.
Last modified 2013-06-17.