Key facts

1995 BMW M3 Evolution E36 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4433 mm
How heavy?
1515 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3201 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
321 PS / 317 bhp / 236 kW @ 7400 rpm
How much torque?
350 Nm / 258 ft.lb / 35.7 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.30 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5.50 s
How fast?
254 km/h, 158 mph
How economical?
16.9/7.5/11.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
275 CO2 g/km

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1995 BMW M3 Evolution technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW M3 Evolution is a 2 door coupé style car with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels.
It forms part of BMW's E36 series.
The 3.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder that has an output of 317 bhp (321 PS/236 kW) of power at 7400 rpm, and maximum torque of 350 N·m (258 lb·ft/35.7 kgm) at 3250 rpm.
Power is supplied to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1515 kg.
Top quoted speed is 254 km/h, which equates to 158 mph, officially quoted fuel consumption is 16.9/7.5/11.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 275 g/km.
1995 BMW M3 Evolution data
1995 BMW M3 Evolution E36 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2710 106.7
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1438 56.6
Length 4433 174.5
Width 1710 67.3
Height 1335 52.6
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1515 kg 3340 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.320
Frontal area 1.91
CdA 0.61
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code S50 B32
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3201 cc
(195.337 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86.4 × 91 mm
3.4 × 3.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 321 PS (317 bhp) (236 kW)
at 7400 rpm
Specific output 99 bhp/litre
1.62 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 350 Nm (258 ft·lb) (35.7 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque 109.34 Nm/litre
1.32 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.3:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1374 kPa (199.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 533.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.30 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5.50 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 12.20 s
Standing quarter-mile 13.80 s
@ 107.00 mph
Standing kilometre 24.30 s
@ 220.00 km/h
Maximum speed 254 km/h (158 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 212.15 PS/g
156.03 kW/g
209.24 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.41 kg/kW
10.71 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 16.9/7.5/11.0 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km16.97.511.0 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre5.9/13.3/9.1 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG16.7/37.7/25.7 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG13.9/31.4/21.4 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 275 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 255.20 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 I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7½J x 17
Wheel size rear 8½J x 17
Tyres front 225/45 R 17
Tyres rear 245/40 R 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 315 mm
Rear brake diameter 312 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID152977
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 27.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1995 BMW M3 Evolution added 2007-01-23.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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