Key facts

1996 BMW 328i E36 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4433 mm
How heavy?
1395 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2793 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
193 PS / 190 bhp / 142 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
280 Nm / 207 ft.lb / 28.6 kgm @ 3950 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.40 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.90 s
How fast?
236 km/h, 147 mph
How economical?
13.5/6.7/9.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined

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1996 BMW 328i technical specifications

Introduction

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels.
It is part of BMW's E36 series.
Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 2.8 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 190 bhp (193 PS/142 kW) at 5300 rpm and 280 N·m (207 lb·ft/28.6 kgm) at 3950 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual transmission transfers the power to the driven wheels.
The BMW 328i weighs a stated 1395 kg at the kerb.
It is said to be able to manage a top speed of 236 km/h (147 mph), official fuel consumption is 13.5/6.7/9.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined.
1996 BMW 328i data
1996 BMW 328i E36 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1407 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1420 55.9
Length 4433 174.5
Width 1698 66.9
Height 1393 54.8
Ground clearance 145 5.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1395 kg 3075 lb
Weight distribution 51.00 % front
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2793 cc
(170.439 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 84 mm
3.31 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
193 PS (190 bhp) (142 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
68 bhp/litre
1.11 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
280 Nm (207 ft·lb) (28.6 kgm)
at 3950 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
100.25 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.2:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1259.8 kPa (182.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.40 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.90 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 17.50 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.00 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 236 km/h (147 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 138.09 PS/g
101.56 kW/g
136.2 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.85 kg/kW
16.45 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 13.5/6.7/9.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km13.56.79.2 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre7.4/14.9/10.9 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG20.9/42.2/30.7 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG17.4/35.1/25.6 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 213.44 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 rack & pinion VPAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.40 m
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 15
Wheel size rear 7J x 15
Tyres front 205/60 R 15 W
Tyres rear 205/60 R 15 W
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 286 mm
Rear brake diameter 276 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID15268
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 BMW 328i added 1997-04-28.
Last modified 2013-06-09.

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