1979 BMW 628 CSi E24

The BMW 628 CSi is a coupé designed by Paul Bracq with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the rear wheels. It forms part of BMW's E24 model series. The BMW 628 CSi's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 181 bhp (184 PS/135 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 240 N·m (177 lb·ft/24.5 kgm) at 4200 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. The BMW 628 CSi weighs a claimed 1410 kg at the kerb. Top claimed speed is 212 km/h or 132 mph.

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Key facts

1979 BMW 628 CSi E24 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4755 mm
How heavy?
1410 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2788 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
184 PS / 181 bhp / 135 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
240 Nm / 177 ft.lb / 24.5 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.8 s
How fast?
212 km/h, 132 mph

BMW E24 models

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR A 3430 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1450 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 1460 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2788 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW

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1979 BMW 628 CSi data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2630 mm 103.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Length 4755 mm 187.2 inches
Width 1720 mm 67.7 inches
Height 1360 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1410 kg 3109 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 M30
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 bhp) (135 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
64.9 bhp/litre
1.06 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
240 Nm (177 ft·lb) (24.5 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
86.08 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1081.8 kPa (156.9 psi)
Maximum RPM 6500 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 8.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.4 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 212 km/h (132 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 130.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
95.72 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
128.37 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.45 kg/kW
17.45 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.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 6 x 14
Wheel size rear 6 x 14
Tyres front 195/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 280 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID31592
Production total
Model code
Model family E24
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 BMW 628 CSi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.