Key facts

1986 BMW 325i E30 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
How heavy?
1209 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2494 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
171 PS / 169 bhp / 126 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
226 Nm / 167 ft.lb / 23 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.20 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.70 s
How fast?
222 km/h, 138 mph
How economical?
6.4/8.1/12.2 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1986 BMW 325i technical specifications

Introduction

The 325i is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) road car with a front located engine, produced by BMW.
It is part of BMW's E30 range of cars.
The BMW 325i's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.5 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 169 bhp (171 PS/126 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 226 N·m (167 lb·ft/23 kgm) at 4000 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 5 speed manual gearbox.
The BMW 325i weighs a quoted 1209 kg at the kerb.
Maximum quoted speed is 222 km/h, which equates to 138 mph, stated fuel consumption is 6.4/8.1/12.2 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1986 BMW 325i data
1986 BMW 325i E30 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
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 1209 kg 2665 lb
Weight distribution 52.40 % front
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.5 litre
2494 cc
(152.193 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 75 mm
3.31 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 171 PS (169 bhp) (126 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output 67.8 bhp/litre
1.11 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 226 Nm (167 ft·lb) (23 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 90.62 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.7:1
Fuel system Bosch ME-Motronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1138.7 kPa (165.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 415.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.00 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.20 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.70 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 20.20 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.30 s
Standing kilometre 28.60 s
Maximum speed 222 km/h (138 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 141.73 PS/g
104.24 kW/g
139.78 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.59 kg/kW
16.02 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.4/8.1/12.2 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km6.4/8.1/12.2 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre15.6/12.3/8.2 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG44.1/34.9/23.2 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG36.8/29.0/19.3 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 246.85 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 4.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.LW.TrLi.
Rear suspension I.CS.STA.ARB.
Wheel size front 5.5J x 14
Wheel size rear 5.5J x 14
Tyres front 195/65 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/65 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.81
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID31163
Production total
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1986 BMW 325i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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