BMW 528i Automatic, 1983 MY E12 ZA

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body styled by Paul Bracq with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. It is part of BMW's E12 range of cars. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 181.5 bhp (184 PS/135 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 260 N·m (192 lb·ft/26.5 kgm) at 4200 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. It weighs a claimed 1445 kg at the kerb. Maximum claimed speed is 200 km/h or 124 mph.

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BMW 528i Automatic, 1983 MY E12 ZA information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4620 mm
How heavy?
1445 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2788 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
184 PS / 181.5 bhp / 135 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
260 Nm / 192 ft.lb / 26.5 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.7 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 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 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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW

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1983 BMW 528i Automatic data
Applicable to the South African 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) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1466 mm 57.7 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 1445 kg 3186 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)
184 PS (181.5 bhp) (135 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
65.1 bhp/litre
1.07 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
260 Nm (192 ft·lb) (26.5 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
93.26 Nm/litre
1.13 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system Bosch LE-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1171.9 kPa (170 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 11.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 32.6 s
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 127.35 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
93.66 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
125.61 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.68 kg/kW
17.83 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 195/70 HR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID271414
Production total
Model code
Model family E12
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 BMW 528i Automatic added 2012-05-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.