BMW E23

The BMW E23 is four door luxury car manufactured in between the years 1977-1986.

The BMW E23 is also the first to feature power seats, leather and wooden interiors, power windows, anti-lock braking system, climate control, and on board computer. The BMW E23 was upgraded for every year and the latter versions featured air bags, four speed automatic and manual transmissions and five speed manual and automatic transmissions.

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BMW E23
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The BMW E23 featured 2.5 L I6 engine with fuel injection and the latter models featured 3.5 L I6 engine with Bosch L-jetronic system. In the year 1983 some changes have been done to the car which included the spoiler, bumpers, instrument panel, dashboard and the Motronic engine with a capacity of 3430 cc. also in the year 1984 the car featured Michelin tyres, power seats, and four speed automatic transmission was available optionally.

In the year 1984 a special model known as 745i has been manufactured. It featured a 3.2 L M30 six cylinder engine with five speed automatic transmission. It also featured leather dashboard, radio control and gasoline fired heaters.

The models in the BMW E23 are

728
It featured I6 engine with a capacity of 2788 cc that delivered an output power of 170 bhp at 5800 rpm and 172 lb-ft at 4000 rpm.

728i
It featured I6 engine with a capacity of 2788 cc that delivered an output power of 181 bhp at 5800 rpm and 173 lb-ft at 4200 rpm.

730
It featured I6 engine with a capacity of 2985 cc that delivered an output power of 181 bhp at 5800 rpm and 188 lb-ft at 3500 rpm.

732i
It featured I6 engine with a capacity of 3500 cc that delivered an output power of 300 bhp at 5500 rpm and 310 lb-ft at 4500 rpm.

733i
It featured I6 engine with a capacity of 3205 cc that delivered an output power of 194 bhp at 5500 rpm and 206 lb-ft at 4300 rpm.

735i
It featured I6 engine with a capacity of 3430 cc that delivered an output power of 215 bhp at 5200 rpm and 224 lb-ft at 4000 rpm.

745i
It featured I6 engine with a capacity of 3430 cc that delivered an output power of 249 bhp at 4900 rpm and 276 lb-ft at 2200 rpm.

Specifications

Vehicle Type: 4-door saloon
Configuration: Front Engine
Engine: 2.5 L I6 and 3.5 L I6
Transmissions: 3 or 4 speed automatic and 4 or 5 speed Manual
Wheelbase: 110 inches
Length: 191.3 inches
Width: 70.9 inches
Height: 56.3 inches
Weight: 3682 lbs