Key facts

1994 BMW 740i Automatic E38 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4984 mm
How heavy?
1915 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3982 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
286 PS / 282 bhp / 210 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
400 Nm / 295 ft.lb / 40.8 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.40 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
8.3/9.8/16.3 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban

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1994 BMW 740i Automatic technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 740i is a rear wheel drive motor car, with its engine mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body.
It forms part of BMW's E38 model series.
The 4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 8 cylinder that has an output of 282 bhp (286 PS/210 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 400 N·m (295 lb·ft/40.8 kgm) at 4500 rpm.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed automatic 'box.
It weighs a quoted 1915 kg at the kerb.
Top claimed speed is 250 km/h, or 155 mph, stated fuel consumption figures are 8.3/9.8/16.3 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban.
1994 BMW 740i Automatic data
1994 BMW 740i Automatic E38 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2930 115.4
Track/tread (front) 1552 61.1
Track/tread (rear) 1568 61.7
Length 4984 196.2
Width 1862 73.3
Height 1435 56.5
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1915 kg 4222 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 85 litres 18.7 UK Gal 22.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.300
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4 litre
3982 cc
(242.997 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 80 mm
3.5 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
286 PS (282 bhp) (210 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
70.8 bhp/litre
1.16 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
100.45 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1262.3 kPa (183.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.40 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 27.60 s
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 149.31 PS/g
109.81 kW/g
147.26 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.11 kg/kW
15.21 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.3/9.8/16.3 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km8.39.816.3 l100km 90kmph120kmphurban
km per litre12.0/10.2/6.1 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG34.0/28.8/17.3 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG28.3/24.0/14.4 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 324.10 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 recirculating ball PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.5Li.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7½J x 16
Wheel size rear 7½J x 16
Tyres front 215/65 W 16
Tyres rear 215/65 W 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID53746
Production total
Model code
Model family E38
RAC rating 39.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1994 BMW 740i Automatic added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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