BMW Z1 

  • built in Germany
  • 1986
  • 170 HP 2.5L
  • 136 mph
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The body of the Z1 was a steel monocoque made of pressed and welded metal panels and with its plastic floor bonded into place.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW Z1

0-60mph

BMW Z1
7.9 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

BMW Z1
136 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

BMW Z1
23.3 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

BMW Z1
15.9 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the BMW Z1

Horsepower

BMW Z1
170 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

BMW Z1
167 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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Production of the BMW Z1 finally ended in June 1991, after a production run of exactly 8,000 units.
With the engine being fi tted behind the front axle, the BMW Z1 was a front mid-engined car, to use the technical term.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Year 1986

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 16.73 lb/hp
Maximum hp 170 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Maximum torque 167 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,494 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,844 lb
Width 66.5 in
Height 49.1 in
Length 154.5 in
Front track width 53.3 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in

road tests

Top speed 136 mph
1/4 mile 15.9 s
0-60mph 7.9 s
0-100mph 23.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.83:1
  2. 2: 2.2:1
  3. 3: 1.4:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.84:1
Axle ratio 3.64:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 178
Rear wheels 381/? 178
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