BMW 320i, 1990 MY E30

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.

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BMW 320i, 1990 MY E30 information summary

What body style?
2 door 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

BMW E30 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1170 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1190 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1180 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1200 kg
4 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 118 PS 116 bhp 87 kW 1300 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1220 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1200 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1122 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1596 cm3 104 PS 103 bhp 77 kW 1065 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1230 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1250 kg
BMW E30 Touring -
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1270 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 965 kg
BMW 318i -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1093 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW
BMW 320is -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1218 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1260 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1300 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1320 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1290 kg
BMW 325iX -
2 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1280 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FA 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1300 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2693 cm3 128 PS 126 bhp 94 kW 1160 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1209 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1275 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1255 kg
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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1255 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1275 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1275 kg

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1990 BMW 320i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2570 mm 101.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1407 mm 55.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Length 4325 mm 170.3 inches
Width 1645 mm 64.8 inches
Height 1380 mm 54.3 inches
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
Valve gear 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/tonne (1000 kg)
84.18 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
112.89 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
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.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
Braked area
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.