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Key facts

1993 BMW M3 E36 information summary

What body style?
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: 5.40 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.00 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

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1993 BMW M3 technical specifications

Introduction

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 6.00 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.
1993 BMW M3 data
1993 BMW M3 E36 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
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 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.320
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
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) 4.20 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.40 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.00 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 13.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 13.60 s
Standing kilometre 25.60 s
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 195.56 PS/g
143.83 kW/g
192.88 bhp/ton
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 per 100km6.57.913.0 l100km 90kmph120kmphUrban
km per 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 rack & pinion VPAS
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
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
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.

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