BMW M1 (E26) 3.5 (277 Hp) 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Specs

General information
BrandBMW
Model M1

Modification (Engine) 3.5 (277 Hp)
Start of production 1978 year
End of production 1981 year
Powertrain Architecture Internal Combustion engine
Body typeCoupe
Seats 2
Doors 2
Performance specs
Fuel consumption (economy) – urban
19.6 l/100 km

12 US mpg
14.41 UK mpg
5.1 km/l

Fuel consumption (economy) – extra urban
8.9 l/100 km

26.43 US mpg
31.74 UK mpg
11.24 km/l

Fuel consumption (economy) – combined
12.9 l/100 km

18.23 US mpg
21.9 UK mpg
7.75 km/l

Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h5.6 sec
Acceleration 0 – 62 mph5.6 sec
Acceleration 0 – 60 mph (Calculated by Auto-Data.net) 5.3 sec
Acceleration 0 – 200 km/h 20.7 sec

Maximum speed
262 km/h

162.8 mph

Weight-to-power ratio 4.7 kg/Hp, 213.1 Hp/tonne
Weight-to-torque ratio 3.9 kg/Nm, 253.8 Nm/tonne
Engine specsPower 277 Hp @ 6500 rpm.
Power per litre 80.2 Hp/l

Torque
330 Nm @ 5000 rpm.

243.4 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm.

Maximum engine speed 7000 rpm.
Engine location Middle, Longitudinal
Engine Model/Code M88

Engine displacement
3453 cm3

210.71 cu. in.

Number of cylinders 6
Position of cylinders Inline

Cylinder Bore
93.4 mm

3.68 in.

Piston Stroke
84 mm

3.31 in.

Compression ratio 9
Number of valves per cylinder 4
Fuel System Multi-point indirect injection
Engine aspiration Naturally aspirated engine
Valvetrain DOHC

Space, Volume and weights
Kerb Weight
1300 kg

2866.01 lbs.

Max. weight
1600 kg

3527.4 lbs.

Max load
300 kg

661.39 lbs.

Fuel tank capacity
116 l

30.64 US gal | 25.52 UK gal

Dimensions
Length
4360 mm

171.65 in.

Width
1824 mm

71.81 in.

Height
1140 mm

44.88 in.

Wheelbase
2560 mm

100.79 in.

Front track
1550 mm

61.02 in.

Rear (Back) track
1576 mm

62.05 in.

Ride height (ground clearance)
125 mm

4.92 in.

Minimum turning circle (turning diameter)
13 m

42.65 ft.

Drivetrain, brakes and suspension specsDrivetrain Architecture The Internal combustion engine (ICE) drives the rear wheels of the vehicle.
Drive wheel Rear wheel drive
Number of Gears (manual transmission) 5
Front suspension Double wishbone, Transverse stabilizer
Rear suspension Double wishbone, Transverse stabilizer
Front brakesVentilated discs, 300×32 mm
Rear brakesVentilated discs, 297×26 mm
Steering type Steering rack and pinion
Tires size Front wheel tires: 205/55 R16
Rear wheel tires: 225/50 R16
Wheel rims sizeFront wheel rims: 7J x 16
Rear wheel rims: 8J x 16

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