Key facts

BMW 320i, 1990 MY E30 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
How heavy?
1125 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
129 PS / 127 bhp / 95 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
174 Nm / 128 ft.lb / 17.7 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.2 s
How fast?
195 km/h, 121 mph

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1990 BMW 320i technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 320i is a 2 door saloon (sedan) style car with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The BMW 320i belongs to the E30 model family from BMW.
Its 6 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2 litres. In this application it develops power and torque figures of 127 bhp (129 PS/95 kW) at 6000 rpm and 174 Nm (128 lbft/17.7 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission.
Having a stated weight at the kerb of 1125 kg, the BMW 320i covers the 0-100 km/h yardstick in 11.2 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 32.4 seconds.
Maximum claimed speed is 195 km/h or 121 mph.
1990 BMW 320i data
BMW 320i, 1990 MY E30 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
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 1125 kg 2480 lb
Weight distribution
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 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 66 mm
3.15 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 129 PS (127 bhp) (95 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 63.8 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 174 Nm (128 ft·lb) (17.7 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 87.39 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.4:1
Fuel system Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1098.2 kPa (159.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 331.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.2 s
Standing kilometre 32.4 s
Maximum speed 195 km/h (121 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 114.46 PS/g
84.18 kW/g
112.89 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.88 kg/kW
19.84 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
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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.CS.LW.TrLi.
Rear suspension I.CS.STA.TrLi.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 195/65 HR 14
Tyres rear 195/65 HR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 4.10
general
Carfolio.com ID30998
Production total
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 23.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 BMW 320i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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