BMW 5 Series E12 [restyling] AT 530i Sedan (1976–1978)

Car model: BMW (BMW) Title: BMW Model: 5 series Generation: E12 [restyling] sedan Modification: 530i AT Year of issue: 1976-1978

Main characteristics


The minimum amount of luggage (l)440
Front wheel track (mm)1422
Wheelbase (mm)2636
Height (mm)1420
Width (mm)1707
Rear wheel track (mm)1470
Ground clearance (mm)139
Load capacity (kg)388
Permissible gross weight (kg)1968
Curb Weight (kg)1580
Length (mm)1826


Bore (mm)89
Number of valves per cylinder2
Number of cylinders6
Piston stroke (mm)80
Maximum torque (N • m)251
Maximum torque revolutions, max. (rpm)4500
Maximum power speed, max. (rpm)5500
Intake typeDistributed injection
Engine configurationRow
Engine power (hp)178
Engine capacity (cm3)2986
Engine’s typePetrol


Number of steps3
Drive unitRear

Suspension and brakes:

Rear brakesDisk drives
Front brakesDisk drives
Rear suspensionDrive axle, trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Front suspensionIndependent, spring, lever, with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers, with stabilizer bar

Performance indicators:

Fuel consumption in the combined cycle (l / 100 km)13.8
Fuel tank capacity (l)70
Fuel consumption on the highway (l / 100 km)11.2
Fuel consumption in the city (l / 100 km)16.8
Maximum speed (km / h)193
Recommended fuelAI-98


Turning diameter (m)10.9
Power steeringPower steering

Tires, wheels:

Rim width66
Rim diameter1414
Hole Arrangement Diameter (PCD)120120
Number of mounting holesFiveFive
Tire diameter1414
Tire height7070
Tire width195195