1993 BMW M3 E36

The M3 is a rear wheel drive coupé road car with a front placed engine, sold by BMW. The BMW M3 is one of the E36 model family from BMW. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 3 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 281.6 bhp (286 PS/210 kW) of power at 7000 rpm, and maximum torque of 320 N·m (236 lb·ft/32.6 kgm) at 3600 rpm. A 5 speed manual 'box transfers the power to the wheels. Having a claimed kerb weight of 1460 kg, the BMW M3 manages to cover the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6 seconds and the standing kilometre in 25.6 seconds. Maximum speed claimed is 250 km/h (155 mph), claimed fuel consumption is 6.5/7.9/13.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / Urban DIN.

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Key facts

1993 BMW M3 E36 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4433 mm
How heavy?
1460 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2990 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
286 PS / 281.6 bhp / 210 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?
320 Nm / 236 ft.lb / 32.6 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.4 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
6.5/7.9/13.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / Urban DIN

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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1395 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

Similar models

fixed-head coupé FF 4A 4565 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
Maserati Racing -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 1996 cm3 289 PS 285 bhp 213 kW 1240 kg
Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R -
2 door fixed-head coupé FA 5M 2568 cm3 280 PS 276 bhp 206 kW 1530 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FA 5M 2568 cm3 280 PS 276 bhp 206 kW 1540 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2491 cm3 280 PS 276 bhp 206 kW 1550 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 2491 cm3 280 PS 276 bhp 206 kW 1560 kg
1993 BMW M3 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1444 56.9
Length 4433 174.5
Width 1710 67.3
Height 1335 52.6
Ground clearance 110 4.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1460 kg 3219
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.32
Frontal area 1.88
CdA 0.60
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3 litre
2990 cc
(182.461 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 85.8 mm
3.39 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
286 PS (281.6 bhp) (210 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
94.2 bhp/litre
1.54 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
320 Nm (236 ft·lb) (32.6 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
107.02 Nm/litre
1.29 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.8:1
Fuel system Bosch Motronic ML3.3 fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1344.9 kPa (195.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.2 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 13.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 13.6 s
Standing kilometre 25.6 s
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 195.56 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
143.83 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
192.88 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.95 kg/kW
11.61 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.5/7.9/13.0 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / Urban DIN
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km6.5/7.9/13.0 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/Urban
km/litre15.4/12.7/7.7 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/Urban
UK MPG43.5/35.8/21.7 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/Urban
US MPG36.2/29.8/18.1 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/Urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 258.45 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 10.70 m
Front suspension I.MS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7½J x 17
Wheel size rear 7½J x 17
Tyres front 235/40 ZR 17
Tyres rear 235/40 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 315 mm
Rear brake diameter 312 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.15
general
Carfolio.com ID54967
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1993 BMW M3 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.