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Figures & Specs: BMW 5 Series M535i E12 - [1980]

BMW 5 Series Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

BMW 5 Series Engine:

The Saloon version of the 5 Series model has a 3453 cc (210.7 ci) 12 valve Straight 6 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

BMW 5 Series Transmission:

This particular BMW 5 Series M535i E12 has a 5 speed / Manual gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

BMW 5 Series Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

BMW 5 Series Power:

The 5 Series's 3453 cc (210.7 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 215 bhp (160 kW) @ 5200 rpm.

BMW 5 Series Torque:

The BMW 5 Series produces torque measuring 224 lb-ft (303.7 Nm) @ 4000 rpm.

BMW 5 Series Power to Weight:

The 5 Series weighs around 1391 kg (3066 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 154.5 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 161.0 lb-ft of torque per ton.

BMW 5 Series Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

BMW 5 Series Top Speed:

The BMW 5 Series M535i E12 - [1980] has a top speed of 142 mph (228.5 kph)

BMW 5 Series Acceleration:

This 5 Series accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 6.9 seconds or 0-100kph in 7.1s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.48 seconds with a trap speed of 89.7 mph.

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BMW 5 Series M535i E12 - [1980]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1980 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 3453 cc (210.7 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: Straight 6
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 5 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 142 mph (228.5 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 6.9 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 7.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 18.3 secs
  • Power: 215 bhp (160 kW) @ 5200 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1391 kgs (3066 lbs)
  • Torque: 224 lb-ft (303.7 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.18 secs @ 89.7 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 154.5 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 161.0 lb-ft
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