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BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Specs

(1976 - 1978) - Technical Specifications for Years 1976, 1977, 1978


With 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 9.3 seconds, a maximum top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h), a curb weight of 3296 lbs (1495 kgs), the E12 5 Series 530i(USA) has a naturally-aspirated Inline 6 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code M30.
This engine produces a maximum power of 176 PS (174 bhp - 129 kW) at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 245 Nm (180 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 195 / 70 on 14 inch rims at the front, and 195 / 70 on 14 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the E12 5 Series 530i(USA) braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Discs at the rear.
The E12 5 Series model is a car manufactured by BMW, sold new from year 1976 to 1978, and available after that as a used car.

BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Engine Technical Data BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Engine Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders : Inline 6
Engine Code : M30
Fuel type : Petrol
Fuel System : Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 2985 cm3 or 182.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 89 x 80 mm
3.5 x 3.15 inches
Number of valves : 12 Valves
Aspiration : N/A
Compression Ratio : 8.1
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 176 PS or 174 bhp or 129 kW @ 5500 rpm
Maximum torque : 245 Nm or 180 lb.ft @ 4500 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range

Fuel Tank Capacity : 70 L
15.4 UK gallons
18.5 US gallons
CO2 emissions :

BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Performance BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Performance

Top Speed : 200 km/h or 124 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 9.3 s

BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight

Num. of Doors : 4
Wheelbase : 263.6 cm or 103.78 inches
Length : 482.3 cm or 189.88 inches
Width : 170.8 cm or 67.24 inches
Height : 142 cm or 55.91 inches
Max. Towing Capacity Weight : 0 Kg or 0 lbs
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cx : 0.43
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions : Vented Discs (280 mm)
Rear Brakes - Dics dimensions : Discs (272 mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions : 195/70 R14
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions : 195/70 R14
Curb Weight : 1495 kg OR 3296 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 8.5 kg/hp
Trunk / Boot capacity : 620 L
Front Suspension : McPherson struts
Rear Suspension : Semi-trailing arms
How much horsepower does a 1976 BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) have?
The 1976 BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) has 176 PS / 174 bhp / 129 kW horsepower.

How much does a BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) weighs?
The BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) weighs 1495 Kg / 3296 lbs.

What is the top speed of a BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA)?
The BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) top speed is 200 Km/h / 124 mph.

Is BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) All Wheel Drive (AWD)?
No, the BMW E12 5 Series 530i(USA) is not All Wheel Drive (AWD). It's Rear Wheel Drive (RWD).

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