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Comparisons / Comparison of BMW 5 Series (E34) 540i V8 and BMW 8 Series (E31) 840i 4.0

Comparison of BMW 5 Series (E34) 540i V8 and BMW 8 Series (E31) 840i 4.0 [S]ave

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BMW 8 Series (E31) 840i 4.0
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BMW 5 Series (E34) 540i V8
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General
MakeBMWBMW
Model8 Series5 Series
Generation8 Series (E31)5 Series (E34)
Modification840i 4.0540i V8
Websitehttps://www.bmw.comhttps://www.bmw.com
Number of doors24
Number of seats45
Body typeCoupeSedan
Transmissionmanualmanual
Number of gears66
Production from (year)19931992
Production to (year)19961995
Performance
Top speed (km/h)250250
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)6.906.30
City consumption (l/100km)19.20-
Extra-urban consumption (l/100km)9-
Combined consumption (l/100km)-11.40
Drive
DriveRear wheel driveRear wheel drive
Position of engineFront,ongitudinalFront,ongitudinal
FuelPetrol (Gasoline)Petrol (Gasoline)
Max. power (hp)286286
Max. torque (Nm)400400
Fuel Engine
Number of cylinders88
Cylinders arrangementV engineV engine
Valves per cylinder44
Engine displacement (cm³)3,9823,982
Compression ratio1010
Max. power @ rpm (rpm)5,8005,800
Max. torque @ rpm (rpm)4,5004,500
Cylinder bore (mm)8989
Piston stroke (mm)8080
Fuel systemMulti-point injectionMulti-point injection
Valve controlDohcDohc
Fuel tank (l)9080
Chassis
ABS++
Front wheel suspensionWishboneWishbone
Rear wheel suspensionHelical springThe depreciated rack
Steering typeSteering rackSteering rack
Power steeringHydraulic SteeringHydraulic Steering
Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscVentilated discs
Tires size
  • 235/50 R16
  • 225/60 R15
Dimensions
Length (mm)4,7804,720
Width (mm)1,8551,751
Height (mm)1,3401,412
Wheelbase (mm)2,6482,761
Kerb weight (kg)1,7801,605
Gross weight (kg)2,1802,115
Minimum boot space (l)320460
Front track (mm)1,5541,470
Rear track (mm)1,5621,495



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