1992 BMW 850 CSi E31

The BMW 850 CSi is a 2 door coupé-bodied car with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The 850 CSi forms part of BMW's E31 series. The 12 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.6 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 380 bhp (385 PS/283 kW) at 5300 rpm and 550 Nm (406 lbft/56.1 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. This power is transferred to the wheels through a 6 speed manual transmission. It weighs a claimed 1975 kg at the kerb. Top claimed speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph, official fuel consumption is 8.5/10.2/19.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban, and carbon dioxide emissions are 429.0 g/km.

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Key facts

1992 BMW 850 CSi E31 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4780 mm
How heavy?
1975 kg
What size engine?
5.6 litre, 5576 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
385 PS / 380 bhp / 283 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
550 Nm / 406 ft.lb / 56.1 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
8.5/10.2/19.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
What carbon dioxide emissions?
429.0 CO2 g/km

BMW E31 models

BMW 8 series -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1830 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 3982 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1905 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 4988 cm3 300 PS 295.5 bhp 220 kW 1792 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4988 cm3 300 PS 295.5 bhp 220 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5727 cm3 411 PS 405 bhp 302 kW 1589 kg
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1992 BMW 850 CSi data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2685 105.7
Track/tread (front) 1564 61.6
Track/tread (rear) 1554 61.2
Length 4780 188.2
Width 1854 73
Height 1341 52.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1975 kg 4354
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area 2.06
CdA 0.64
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders V 12
Capacity 5.6 litre
5576 cc
(340.268 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
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
385 PS (380 bhp) (283 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
68.1 bhp/litre
1.12 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
550 Nm (406 ft·lb) (56.1 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
98.64 Nm/litre
1.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.8:1
Fuel system Bo DME 1.7 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1239.5 kPa (179.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 25.5 s
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 195.08 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
143.48 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
192.41 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.97 kg/kW
11.64 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.5/10.2/19.8 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km8.5/10.2/19.8 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km/litre11.8/9.8/5.1 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG33.2/27.7/14.3 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG27.7/23.1/11.9 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions 429.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 380.71 g/km
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 11.50 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 8J x 17
Wheel size rear 9J x 17
Tyres front 235/45 ZR 17
Tyres rear 265/40 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 6
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID33759
Production total
Model code
Model family E31
RAC rating 55.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1992 BMW 850 CSi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.