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BMW E12 5 Series 518 Specs

(1976 - 1981) - Technical Specifications for Years 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
With 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 13.9 seconds, a maximum top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h), a curb weight of 2734 lbs (1240 kgs), the E12 5 Series 518 has a naturally-aspirated In-line 4 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code M42.
This engine produces a maximum power of 90 PS (89 bhp - 66 kW) at 5800 rpm and a maximum torque of 143 Nm (105 lb.ft) at 3700 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 518 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 1976 to 1981, and available after that as a used car.

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

Engine type - Number of cylinders : I 4
Engine Code : M42
Fuel type :
Petrol
Fuel System : Solex carburetors 32-32 DIDTA
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 : 8.3
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 90 PS or 89 bhp or 66 kW @ 5800 rpm
Maximum torque : 143 Nm or 105 lb.ft @ 3700 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

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

Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: - L/100km
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Extra Urban: - L/100km
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Highway: 9.8 L/100km
29 mpg UK / 24 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - City: 11.3 L/100km
25 mpg UK / 21 mpg US
Fuel Tank Capacity : 70 L
15.4 UK gallons
18.5 US gallons
CO2 emissions : - g/Km

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

Top Speed : 160 km/h or 99 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 13.9 s

BMW E12 5 Series 518 Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight BMW E12 5 Series 518 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 : 1240 kg OR 2734 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 13.78 kg/hp
Trunk / Boot capacity : 620 L
Front Suspension : Mcpherson Struts
Rear Suspension : Semi-trailing arms
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