1996 BMW 328i E36

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.

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Key facts

1996 BMW 328i E36 information summary

What body style?
4 door 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: 6.4 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.9 s
How fast?
236 km/h, 147 mph
How economical?
13.5/6.7/9.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined

BMW E36 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 240.0 CO2 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1390 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1350 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 190.0 CO2 1335 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1390 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 209.0 CO2 1375 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 213.0 CO2 1385 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 240.0 CO2 1420 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 218.0 CO2 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 243.0 CO2 1430 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1355 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1395 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1665 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1400 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 213.0 CO2 1375 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1420 kg
BMW 323i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 213.0 CO2 1385 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1420 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1485 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1520 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1440 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1475 kg
BMW M3 GT -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2990 cm3 295 PS 291 bhp 217 kW 1460 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 182.0 CO2 1250 kg
3 door hatchback FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 211.0 CO2 1290 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1665 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1293 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 1796 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 1190 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 199.0 CO2 1350 kg
BMW 325tds -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1350 kg

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1996 BMW 328i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
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
Weight distribution 51 % 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
Valve gear 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 6.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 17.50 s
Standing quarter-mile 15 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 236 km/h (147 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 138.09 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
101.56 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
136.2 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km13.5/6.7/9.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/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
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
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 1
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.