1983 BMW 323i E30

BMW 323i is an automobile that has a 2 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. The BMW 323i belongs to the E30 range of cars from BMW. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.3 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 205 N·m (151 lb·ft/20.9 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine powers the wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission. The BMW 323i weighs a stated 1127 kg at the kerb. Top stated speed is 205 km/h (127 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption is 6.5/8.4/12.2 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban.

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1983 BMW 323i E30 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
How heavy?
1127 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2316 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
205 Nm / 151 ft.lb / 20.9 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.5 s
How fast?
205 km/h, 127 mph
How economical?
6.5/8.4/12.2 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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1983 BMW 323i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2570 mm 101.2 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
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 1127 kg 2485 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.3 litre
2316 cc
(141.331 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 76.8 mm
3.15 × 3.02 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 63.9 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 205 Nm (151 ft·lb) (20.9 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 88.51 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.8:1
Fuel system Bo L-Jet fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1112.3 kPa (161.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 386 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 23.90 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 29.8 s
Maximum speed 205 km/h (127 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 133.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
97.93 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
131.32 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.21 kg/kW
17.06 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.5/8.4/12.2 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km6.5/8.4/12.2 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km/litre15.4/11.9/8.2 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG43.5/33.6/23.2 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG36.2/28.0/19.3 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 248.70 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
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 195/60 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/60 VR 14
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID128744
Production total
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 23.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 BMW 323i added 2005-06-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.