1985 BMW 324d E30

The BMW 324d is a rear wheel drive motor car, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. The 324d is part of BMW's E30 model series. Its 6 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2.4 litres. For this model it provides power and torque figures of 85 bhp (86 PS/63 kW) at 4600 rpm and 152 Nm (112 lbft/15.5 kgm) at 2500 rpm respectively. Power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox. The BMW 324d weighs a quoted 1260 kg at the kerb. Maximum quoted speed is 161 km/h (100 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption is 5.0/6.9/8.7 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban.

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BMW 324d -
BMW 324d
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Key facts

1985 BMW 324d E30 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
How heavy?
1260 kg
What size engine?
2.4 litre, 2443 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
86 PS / 85 bhp / 63 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
152 Nm / 112 ft.lb / 15.5 kgm @ 2500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 15.5 s
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph
How economical?
5.0/6.9/8.7 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban

BMW E30 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1170 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1190 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1180 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1200 kg
4 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 118 PS 116 bhp 87 kW 1300 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1220 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1200 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1125 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1596 cm3 104 PS 103 bhp 77 kW 1065 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1122 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1230 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1250 kg
BMW E30 Touring -
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1270 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 965 kg
BMW 318i -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1093 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW
BMW 320is -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1218 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1260 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1300 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1320 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1290 kg
BMW 325iX -
2 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1280 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FA 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1300 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2693 cm3 128 PS 126 bhp 94 kW 1160 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1275 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1209 kg
BMW 325i Cabriolet -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1255 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1255 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1275 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1796 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1010 kg
3 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1999 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW
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5 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 1468 cm3 85 PS 84 bhp 63 kW 960 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 1789 cm3 82 PS 81 bhp 60 kW 1120 kg
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1985 BMW 324d data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2570 mm 101.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1407 mm 55.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Length 4325 mm 170.3 inches
Width 1645 mm 64.8 inches
Height 1380 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1260 kg 2778 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated diesel
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.4 litre
2443 cc
(149.081 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 81 mm
3.15 × 3.19 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 86 PS (85 bhp) (63 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 34.8 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 152 Nm (112 ft·lb) (15.5 kgm)
at 2500 rpm
Specific torque 62.22 Nm/litre
0.75 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 22:1
Fuel system Bo diesel pump
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 781.9 kPa (113.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 407.17 cc
Aspiration Normal D.
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 10.1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 15.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 19.5 s
Standing kilometre 36.4 s
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 68.4 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
50.31 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
67.46 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.88 kg/kW
33.2 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 5.0/6.9/8.7 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km5.0/6.9/8.7 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km/litre20.0/14.5/11.5 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG56.5/40.9/32.5 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG47.0/34.1/27.0 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 209.09 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6J x 14
Wheel size rear 6J x 14
Tyres front 195/65 R 14 H
Tyres rear 195/65 R 14 H
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID128689
Production total
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 23.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1985 BMW 324d added 2005-06-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.