BMW 528iA, 1979 MY E12 JP

The BMW 528iA is a rear wheel drive road car, with its engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body designed by Paul Bracq. The BMW 528iA is one of the E12 model family from BMW. The BMW 528iA's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 230 N·m (170 lb·ft/23.5 kgm) at 4500 rpm. A 3 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. The BMW 528iA weighs a quoted 1485 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed stated is 190 km/h or 118 mph.

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BMW 528iA, 1979 MY E12 JP information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4825 mm
How heavy?
1485 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2788 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
230 Nm / 170 ft.lb / 23.5 kgm @ 4500 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 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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2492 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1470 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2144 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3A 2144 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2792 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1417 kg
Mercedes-Benz 280 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW 1455 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
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 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 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 4OD 2849 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1293 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2849 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1293 kg
1979 BMW 528iA data
Applicable to the Japanese (JDM) domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2635 mm 103.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1470 mm 57.9 inches
Length 4825 mm 190 inches
Width 1710 mm 67.3 inches
Height 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Ground clearance 145 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight 1485 kg 3274 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 (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
60.3 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
230 Nm (170 ft·lb) (23.5 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
82.5 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1036.7 kPa (150.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 114.7 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
84.36 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
113.13 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.85 kg/kW
19.8 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
Wheel size rear 6J x 14
Tyres front 195/70 HR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/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 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID271326
Production total
Model code
Model family E12
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 BMW 528iA added 2012-05-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.