1977 BMW 528i E12

The BMW 528i is a saloon (sedan) designed by Paul Bracq with 4 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers its power to the rear wheels. The BMW 528i belongs to the E12 range of cars from BMW. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 2.8 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 175 bhp (177 PS/130 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 234 N·m (173 lb·ft/23.9 kgm) at 4300 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1410 kg.

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1977 BMW 528i E12 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4618 mm
How heavy?
1410 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2788 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
177 PS / 175 bhp / 130 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
234 Nm / 173 ft.lb / 23.9 kgm @ 4300 rpm

BMW E12 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1766 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 1240 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1766 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1270 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1285 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1430 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1445 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1766 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1240 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1766 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1245 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 122 PS 120.5 bhp 90 kW 1310 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 122 PS 120.5 bhp 90 kW 1330 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 184 PS 181.5 bhp 135 kW 1430 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1410 kg
BMW M535i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3453 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1391 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1766 cm3 102 PS 100.5 bhp 75 kW 1190 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1766 cm3 102 PS 100.5 bhp 75 kW 1190 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1485 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1766 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2986 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1425 kg
BMW 520 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 122 PS 120.5 bhp 90 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 179 PS 177 bhp 132 kW 1425 kg
BMW 525 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1370 kg
BMW 528 Automatic -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2788 cm3 170 PS 167.5 bhp 125 kW 1405 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1260 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1295 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2792 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1417 kg
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Mercedes-Benz 280 E -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
Opel Senator -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2969 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1485 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2969 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1495 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3376 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1845 kg
1977 BMW 528i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2637 mm 103.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1455 mm 57.3 inches
Length 4618 mm 181.8 inches
Width 1689 mm 66.5 inches
Height 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
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
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)
177 PS (175 bhp) (130 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
62.8 bhp/litre
1.03 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
234 Nm (173 ft·lb) (23.9 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
83.93 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bosch fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1054.7 kPa (153 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
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
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 125.84 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
92.55 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
124.11 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.8 kg/kW
18.05 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID56089
Production total
Model code
Model family E12
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1977 BMW 528i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.