1996 BMW 740iL E38 US

The BMW 740iL is a saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power through the rear wheels. The BMW 740iL belongs to the E38 model family from BMW. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.4 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 282 bhp (286 PS/210 kW) of power at 5700 rpm, and maximum torque of 420 N·m (310 lb·ft/42.8 kgm) at 3900 rpm. The power is transmitted to the wheels through a 5 speed automatic gearbox. The BMW 740iL weighs a claimed 1945 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed claimed is 206 km/h, which is 128 mph, official fuel consumption is 17/24 US MPG EPA city/highway.

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1996 BMW 740iL E38 US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5123 mm
How heavy?
1945 kg
What size engine?
4.4 litre, 4398 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
286 PS / 282 bhp / 210 kW @ 5700 rpm
How much torque?
420 Nm / 310 ft.lb / 42.8 kgm @ 3900 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.9 s
How fast?
206 km/h, 128 mph
How economical?
17/24 US MPG EPA city/highway

BMW E38 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190.5 bhp 142 kW 277.0 CO2 1840 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 3498 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 291.0 CO2 1920 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 306.0 CO2 1965 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 271.0 CO2 1840 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 4398 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 317.0 CO2 1965 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1825 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2997 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1855 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1940 kg

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1996 BMW 740iL data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3071 120.9
Track/tread (front) 1552 61.1
Track/tread (rear) 1567 61.7
Length 5123 201.7
Width 1862 73.3
Height 1425 56.1
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1945 kg 4288
Weight distribution 50.6 % front
fuel tank capacity 85.2 litres 18.7 UK Gal 22.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.4 litre
4398 cc
(268.382 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92 × 82.7 mm
3.62 × 3.26 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
286 PS (282 bhp) (210 kW)
at 5700 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
64.1 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
420 Nm (310 ft·lb) (42.8 kgm)
at 3900 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
95.5 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch HFM-Motronic M5.2 fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1200.1 kPa (174.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 549.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 206 km/h (128 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 147 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
108.12 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
144.99 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.25 kg/kW
15.45 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 17/24 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km13.8/9.8 l/100km city/highway
km/litre7.2/10.2 km/l city/highway
UK MPG20.4/28.8 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG17.0/24.0 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 3.700
Turning circle 12.20 m
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.4Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8.0J x 16
Wheel size rear 8.0J x 16
Tyres front 235/60 R 16 100H
Tyres rear 235/60 R 16 100H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 325 mm
Rear brake diameter 325 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.79
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID29282
Production total
Model code
Model family E38
RAC rating 42.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 BMW 740iL added 1996-12-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.