Key facts

1992 BMW M5 E34 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4719 mm
How heavy?
1733 kg
What size engine?
3.5 litre, 3535 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
315 PS / 311 bhp / 232 kW @ 6900 rpm
How much torque?
360 Nm / 266 / 36.7 kgm @ 4750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.5 s
How fast?
249 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
18.1/8.2/9.4 l/100km urban / 90km/h / 120km/h


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1992 BMW M5 technical specifications


The M5 is a motor vehicle from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style.
The M5 forms part of BMW's E34 series.
Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 3.5 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 311 bhp (315 PS/232 kW) at 6900 rpm and 360 N·m (266 lb·ft/36.7 kgm) at 4750 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the wheels.
The stated weight at the kerb is 1733 kg.
Top claimed speed is 249 km/h (155 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption is 18.1/8.2/9.4 l/100km urban / 90km/h / 120km/h.
1992 BMW M5 data
1992 BMW M5 E34 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2760 108.7
Track/tread (front) 1473 58
Track/tread (rear) 1496 58.9
Length 4719 185.8
Width 1750 68.9
Height 1392 54.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1733 kg 3821 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient 0.32
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.5 litre
3535 cc
(215.719 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.4 × 86 mm
3.68 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
315 PS (311 bhp) (232 kW)
at 6900 rpm
Specific output
88 bhp/litre
1.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
360 Nm (266 ft·lb) (36.7 kgm)
at 4750 rpm
Specific torque
101.84 Nm/litre
1.23 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bo Mot fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1279.7 kPa (185.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 589.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 14.40 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 26.1 s
Maximum speed 249 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 181.95 PS/g
133.82 kW/g
179.46 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.47 kg/kW
12.48 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 18.1/8.2/9.4 l/100km urban / 90km/h / 120km/h
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km18.1/8.2/9.4 l/100km urban/90kmph/120kmph
km per litre5.5/12.2/10.6 km/l urban/90kmph/120kmph
UK MPG15.6/34.4/30.1 UK MPG urban/90kmph/120kmph
US MPG13.0/28.7/25.0 US MPG urban/90kmph/120kmph
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 349.62 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 235/45 ZR 17
Tyres rear 235/45 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 3.73
general ID31350
Production total
Model code
Model family E34
RAC rating 32.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1992 BMW M5 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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