1970 BMW 2500 Automatic, 1975 MY E3

The 2500 is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front mounted engine, manufactured by BMW. The BMW 2500 is one of the E3 range of cars from BMW. The 2.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder unit that has an output of 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 211 N·m (156 lb·ft/21.5 kgm) at 3700 rpm. This power is transferred to the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox.

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Key facts

1970 BMW 2500 Automatic, 1975 MY E3 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4700 mm
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2495 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
211 Nm / 156 ft.lb / 21.5 kgm @ 3700 rpm

BMW E3 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2986 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1420 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1440 kg
BMW 3.0 S -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2986 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 1412 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1438 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1295 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1334 kg

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1970 BMW 2500 Automatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 inches
Track/tread (front) 1446 mm 56.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4700 mm 185 inches
Width 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Height 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 78 litres 17.2 UK Gal 20.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.5 litre
2495 cc
(152.254 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 71.6 mm
3.39 × 2.82 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.2
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
59.3 bhp/litre
0.97 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
211 Nm (156 ft·lb) (21.5 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
84.57 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Solex 32/40 INAT carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1062.7 kPa (154.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 415.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
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 4.400
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 6J x 14 H 2
Wheel size rear 6J x 14 H 2
Tyres front 175 HR 14
Tyres rear 175 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter 272 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID338096
Production total
Model code
Model family E3
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 BMW 2500 Automatic added 2013-06-07.
Last modified 2017-08-13.