1978 BMW 635 CSi E24

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style designed by Paul Bracq with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. It forms part of BMW's E24 family of cars. The BMW 635 CSi's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.5 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 215 bhp (218 PS/160 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 304 N·m (224 lb·ft/31 kgm) at 4000 rpm. A 5 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. It weighs a quoted 1501 kg at the kerb. Maximum stated speed is 225 km/h (140 mph).

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Key facts

1978 BMW 635 CSi E24 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4755 mm
How heavy?
1501 kg
What size engine?
3.5 litre, 3453 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
218 PS / 215 bhp / 160 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
304 Nm / 224 ft.lb / 31 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.3 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

BMW E24 models

BMW 635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1460 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1480 kg
BMW M635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3453 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1505 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3210 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1445 kg
BMW 635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1427 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3210 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1520 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3210 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 1470 kg
BMW 630 CS -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2986 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1450 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2986 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1470 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2986 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW
BMW 633 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1470 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1490 kg

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1978 BMW 635 CSi data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2625 mm 103.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4755 mm 187.2 inches
Width 1753 mm 69 inches
Height 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1501 kg 3309 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.4
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code M90
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.5 litre
3453 cc
(210.715 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.4 × 84 mm
3.68 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
218 PS (215 bhp) (160 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
62.3 bhp/litre
1.02 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
304 Nm (224 ft·lb) (31 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
88.04 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch Motronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1106.3 kPa (160.5 psi)
Maximum RPM 5600 rpm
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.2 s
Standing kilometre 28 s
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 145.23 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
106.81 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
143.24 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.36 kg/kW
15.64 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.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 195/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 280 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID56100
Production total
Model code
Model family E24
RAC rating 32.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 BMW 635 CSi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.