• BMW 325e

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Key facts

1985 BMW 325e E30 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
How heavy?
1162 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2693 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
122 PS / 120 bhp / 89 kW @ 4250 rpm
How much torque?
230 Nm / 170 / 23.5 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.3 s
How fast?
195 km/h, 121 mph
How economical?
5.9/7.8/11.4 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban


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1985 BMW 325e technical specifications


BMW 325e is a car that has a 2 door saloon body style with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels.
The BMW 325e is one of the E30 range of cars from BMW.
The 2.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder that has an output of 120 bhp (122 PS/89 kW) of power at 4250 rpm, and maximum torque of 230 N·m (170 lb·ft/23.5 kgm) at 3250 rpm.
Power is delivered to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted kerb weight is 1162 kg.
The BMW 325e is said to be able to manage a top speed of 195 km/h (121 mph), official fuel consumption figures are 5.9/7.8/11.4 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban.
1985 BMW 325e data
1985 BMW 325e E30 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2570 101.2
Track/tread (front) 1407 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1415 55.7
Length 4325 170.3
Width 1645 64.8
Height 1380 54.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1162 kg 2562 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.37
Frontal area 1.86
CdA 0.69
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code M20B27
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.7 litre
2693 cc
(164.337 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 81 mm
3.31 × 3.19 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 122 PS (120 bhp) (89 kW)
at 4250 rpm
Specific output 44.6 bhp/litre
0.73 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 230 Nm (170 ft·lb) (23.5 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque 85.41 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bo Mo fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1073.3 kPa (155.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 448.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.3 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 28.90 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 30.9 s
Maximum speed 195 km/h (121 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 104.71 PS/g
77.01 kW/g
103.27 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.99 kg/kW
21.69 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 5.9/7.8/11.4 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km5.9/7.8/11.4 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre16.9/12.8/8.8 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG47.9/36.2/24.8 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG39.9/30.2/20.6 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 231.77 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 2.79
general ID129327
Production total
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1985 BMW 325e added 2005-06-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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