Key facts

1992 BMW 530i E34 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4720 mm
How heavy?
1565 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2997 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
218 PS / 215 bhp / 160 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
290 Nm / 214 ft.lb / 29.6 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.70 s
How fast?
235 km/h, 146 mph
How economical?
8.0/9.8/14.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1992 BMW 530i technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 530i is a rear wheel drive road car, with its engine mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body.
The BMW 530i is one of the E34 model family from BMW.
The BMW 530i's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, double overhead camshaft 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 215 bhp (218 PS/160 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 290 N·m (214 lb·ft/29.6 kgm) at 4500 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission.
Quoted kerb weight is 1565 kg.
Maximum speed claimed is 235 km/h (146 mph), official fuel consumption figures are 8.0/9.8/14.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1992 BMW 530i data
1992 BMW 530i E34 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2761 108.7
Track/tread (front) 1470 57.9
Track/tread (rear) 1495 58.9
Length 4720 185.8
Width 1751 68.9
Height 1412 55.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1565 kg 3450 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 3 litre
2997 cc
(182.888 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 67.6 mm
3.31 × 2.66 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.24
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
218 PS (215 bhp) (160 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
71.7 bhp/litre
1.18 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
290 Nm (214 ft·lb) (29.6 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
96.76 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Bosch DME 3.3 fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1216 kPa (176.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 374.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.70 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.40 s
Maximum speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 139.29 PS/g
102.44 kW/g
137.38 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.76 kg/kW
16.31 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.0/9.8/14.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km8.0/9.8/14.6 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre12.5/10.2/6.8 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG35.3/28.8/19.3 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG29.4/24.0/16.1 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 296.96 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.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.TA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 15
Wheel size rear 7J x 15
Tyres front 225/60 ZR 15
Tyres rear 225/60 ZR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID56276
Production total
Model code
Model family E34
RAC rating 35.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1992 BMW 530i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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