1981 BMW 635 CSi, 1982 MY E24

BMW 635 CSi is an automobile that has a 2 door coupé type body designed by Paul Bracq with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The BMW 635 CSi belongs to the E24 range of cars from BMW. Powering the BMW 635 CSi is a single overhead camshaft, 3.4 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 215 bhp (218 PS/160 kW) at 5200 rpm and 310 N·m (229 lb·ft/31.6 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. A 5 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the driven wheels. With a stated weight at the kerb of 1427 kg, the BMW 635 CSi performs the 0-60 mph sprint in 6.9 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 15.2 seconds. It is claimed to manage a top speed of 225 km/h which is 140 mph.

Pictures

BMW 635 CSi -
BMW 635 CSi
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Key facts

1981 BMW 635 CSi, 1982 MY E24 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4755 mm
How heavy?
1427 kg
What size engine?
3.4 litre, 3430 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
218 PS / 215 bhp / 160 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
310 Nm / 229 ft.lb / 31.6 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.9 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.3 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

BMW E24 models

BMW 635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1460 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1480 kg
BMW M635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3453 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1505 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3210 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1445 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3210 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1520 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3210 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 1470 kg
BMW 635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3453 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1501 kg
BMW 630 CS -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2986 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1450 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2986 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1470 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2986 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW
BMW 633 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1470 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1490 kg

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1981 BMW 635 CSi data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2625 mm 103.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4755 mm 187.2 inches
Width 1753 mm 69 inches
Height 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1427 kg 3146 lb
Weight distribution 57 % front
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.4
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code M90
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.4 litre
3430 cc
(209.311 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92 × 86 mm
3.62 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
218 PS (215 bhp) (160 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
62.7 bhp/litre
1.03 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
310 Nm (229 ft·lb) (31.6 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
90.38 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch Motronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1135.7 kPa (164.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 571.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.2 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.3 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 18.30 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.2 s
@ 92 mph
Standing kilometre 27.9 s
@ 187 km/h
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 152.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
112.35 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
150.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.9 kg/kW
14.87 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 3.500
Turning circle 11.20 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front Michelin TRX 220/55 VR 390
Tyres rear Michelin TRX 220/55 VR 390
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 282 mm
Rear brake diameter 284 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID31559
Production total
Model code
Model family E24
RAC rating 31.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 BMW 635 CSi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2017-08-26.