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BMW E12 5 Series 518i Specs

(1979 - 1981) - Technical Specifications for Years 1979, 1980, 1981
With a fuel consumption of 10.58 litres/100km - 27 mpg UK - 22 mpg US (Average), 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 14.2 seconds, a maximum top speed of 104 mph (167 km/h), a curb weight of 2976 lbs (1350 kgs), the E12 5 Series 518i has a naturally-aspirated In-line 4 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code M10.
This engine produces a maximum power of 102 PS (101 bhp - 75 kW) at 5800 rpm and a maximum torque of 135 Nm (99 lb.ft) at 4500 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 4 speed Manual gearbox.
About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the E12 5 Series has Mcpherson struts front suspension and Semi-trailing arms rear suspension. Stock tire sizes are 175 / SR on 14 inch rims at the front, and 175 / SR on 14 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the E12 5 Series 518i braking system includes Discs at the front and Drums at the rear.
The E12 5 Series model is a car manufactured by BMW, sold new from year 1979 to 1981, and available after that as a used car.

BMW E12 5 Series 518i Engine Technical Data BMW E12 5 Series 518i Engine Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders : I 4
Engine Code : M10
Fuel type :
Petrol
Fuel System : Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 1766 cm3 or 107.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 89 x 71 mm
3.5 x 2.8 inches
Number of valves : 8 Valves
Aspiration : N/A
Compression Ratio : 9.3
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 102 PS or 101 bhp or 75 kW @ 5800 rpm
Maximum torque : 135 Nm or 99 lb.ft @ 4500 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

BMW E12 5 Series 518i Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range BMW E12 5 Series 518i Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range

Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: 10.58 L/100km
27 mpg UK / 22 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Extra Urban: 8.34 L/100km
34 mpg UK / 28 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - City: 12.5 L/100km
23 mpg UK / 19 mpg US
Fuel Tank Capacity : 70 L
15.4 UK gallons
18.5 US gallons
Range : 661 Km or 411 miles
CO2 emissions : 246 g/Km (estimate)

BMW E12 5 Series 518i Performance BMW E12 5 Series 518i Performance

Top Speed : 167 km/h or 104 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 14.2 s

BMW E12 5 Series 518i Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight BMW E12 5 Series 518i Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight

Num. of Doors : 4
Wheelbase : 263.6 cm or 103.78 inches
Length : 462 cm or 181.89 inches
Width : 169 cm or 66.54 inches
Height : 142.6 cm or 56.14 inches
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cx : 0.43
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions : Discs (280 mm)
Rear Brakes - Dics dimensions : Drums (251 mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions : 175/SR R14
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions : 175/SR R14
Curb Weight : 1350 kg OR 2976 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 13.24 kg/hp
Trunk / Boot capacity : 620 L
Front Suspension : Mcpherson struts
Rear Suspension : Semi-trailing arms

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