1976 BMW 3.3 Li Automatic, 1976 MY E3

The BMW 3.3 Li is a rear wheel drive motor car, with the motor placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. The BMW 3.3 Li belongs to the E3 range of cars from BMW. The BMW 3.3 Li's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.2 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 197 bhp (200 PS/147 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 285 N·m (210 lb·ft/29.1 kgm) at 4250 rpm. This power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The BMW 3.3 Li weighs a claimed 1515 kg at the kerb. It is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).

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BMW 3.3 Li -
BMW 3.3 Li
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Key facts

1976 BMW 3.3 Li Automatic, 1976 MY E3 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4800 mm
How heavy?
1515 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3210 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
200 PS / 197 bhp / 147 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
285 Nm / 210 ft.lb / 29.1 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.3 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph

BMW E3 models

BMW 3.3 Li -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1440 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1470 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3295 cm3 190 PS 187 bhp 139 kW 1450 kg

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1976 BMW 3.3 Li Automatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2792 mm 109.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1480 mm 58.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4800 mm 189 inches
Width 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Height 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1515 kg 3340 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 78 litres 17.2 UK Gal 20.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code M30B32
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3210 cc
(195.886 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 86 mm
3.5 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.03
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
200 PS (197 bhp) (147 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
61.4 bhp/litre
1.01 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
285 Nm (210 ft·lb) (29.1 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
88.79 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1115.7 kPa (161.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 535 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.3 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 131.84 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
96.97 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
130.03 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.31 kg/kW
17.23 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.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 6J x 14 H2
Wheel size rear 6J x 14 H2
Tyres front 195/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter 272 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID55242
Production total
Model code
Model family E3
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1976 BMW 3.3 Li Automatic added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.