Key facts

BMW M3, 1995 MY E36 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4432 mm
How heavy?
1442 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2990 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
243 PS / 240 bhp / 179 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
305 Nm / 225 ft.lb / 31.1 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.00 s
How fast?
220 km/h, 137 mph

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1995 BMW M3 technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW M3 is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies its power to the rear wheels.
The BMW M3 is one of the E36 range of cars from BMW.
The 3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder unit that has an output of 240 bhp (243 PS/179 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 305 N·m (225 lb·ft/31.1 kgm) at 4250 rpm.
A 5 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1442 kg.
It is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 220 km/h which is 137 mph.
1995 BMW M3 data
BMW M3, 1995 MY E36 data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2710 106.7
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1445 56.9
Length 4432 174.5
Width 1709 67.3
Height 1336 52.6
Ground clearance 89 3.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1442 kg 3179 lb
Weight distribution 50.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 65.2 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.320
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3 litre
2990 cc
(182.461 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 85.8 mm
3.39 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
243 PS (240 bhp) (179 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
80.3 bhp/litre
1.32 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
305 Nm (225 ft·lb) (31.1 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
102.01 Nm/litre
1.23 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Bo HFK fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1281.9 kPa (185.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.70 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.00 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 16.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.60 s
@ 96.00 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 220 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 168.75 PS/g
124.11 kW/g
166.44 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.06 kg/kW
13.46 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle 11.60 m
Front suspension I.MS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7½J x 17
Wheel size rear 7½J x 17
Tyres front Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 235/40 ZR 17
Tyres rear Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 235/40 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 315 mm
Rear brake diameter 312 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.15
general
Carfolio.com ID110715
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1995 BMW M3 added 2003-06-17.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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