BMW 733i, 1982 MY E23 JP

The BMW 733i is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its engine located in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body designed by Paul Bracq. It is part of BMW's E23 family of cars. Its 6 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 3.2 litres. This unit develops power and torque figures of 177.5 bhp (180 PS/132 kW) at 6000 rpm and 265 Nm (195 lbft/27 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. Stated kerb weight is 1520 kg. Maximum stated speed is 180 km/h or 112 mph.

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BMW 733i, 1982 MY E23 JP information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4860 mm
How heavy?
1520 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3210 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
180 PS / 177.5 bhp / 132 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
265 Nm / 195 ft.lb / 27 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 mph

BMW E23 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1500 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 3430 cm3 252 PS 248.5 bhp 185 kW 1590 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3210 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1470 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1505 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1500 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3453 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1530 kg
BMW 745i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3210 cm3 252 PS 248.5 bhp 185 kW 1600 kg
BMW 728 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1530 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1550 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1580 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2986 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1600 kg
BMW 733i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1600 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1620 kg

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1982 BMW 733i 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 2795 mm 110 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1515 mm 59.6 inches
Length 4860 mm 191.3 inches
Width 1800 mm 70.9 inches
Height 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Ground clearance 135 mm 5.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1520 kg 3351 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 85 litres 18.7 UK Gal 22.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code 3.32M.J1
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3210 cc
(195.886 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 86 mm
3.5 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.03
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 180 PS (177.5 bhp) (132 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 55.3 bhp/litre
0.91 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 265 Nm (195 ft·lb) (27 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 82.55 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1037.4 kPa (150.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 535 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 118.4 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
87.08 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
116.78 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.48 kg/kW
19.18 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 6½J x 14 H2
Wheel size rear 6½J x 14 H2
Tyres front 205/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 205/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.25
general
Carfolio.com ID304370
Production total
Model code
Model family E23
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1982 BMW 733i added 2013-01-13.
Last modified 2013-06-19.