• BMW 333i

    BMW 333i -

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  • BMW 333i

    BMW 333i -

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Key facts

1985 BMW 333i E30 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
How heavy?
1256 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3210 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
197 PS / 194 bhp / 145 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
285 Nm / 210 / 29.1 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.23 s
How fast?
231 km/h, 144 mph


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1985 BMW 333i technical specifications


The 333i is a motor car from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style.
It forms part of BMW's E30 family of cars.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 3.2 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 194 bhp (197 PS/145 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 285 N·m (210 lb·ft/29.1 kgm) at 4300 rpm.
A 5 speed manual transmission transfers the power to the driven wheels.
It weighs a stated 1256 kg at the kerb.
Maximum speed quoted is 231 km/h or 144 mph.
1985 BMW 333i data
1985 BMW 333i E30 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2570 101.2
Track/tread (front) 1421 55.9
Track/tread (rear) 1429 56.3
Length 4325 170.3
Width 1645 64.8
Height 1350 53.1
Ground clearance 93 3.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1256 kg 2769 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code M30
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
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
197 PS (194 bhp) (145 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
60.4 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
285 Nm (210 ft·lb) (29.1 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque
88.79 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1115.7 kPa (161.8 psi)
Maximum RPM 6300 rpm
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 535 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.19 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.23 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.08 s
Maximum speed 231 km/h (144 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 156.61 PS/g
115.18 kW/g
154.46 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.68 kg/kW
14.5 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.S.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 16
Wheel size rear 7J x 16
Tyres front 195/50 VR 16
Tyres rear 195/50 VR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.93
general ID55957
Production total 204
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1985 BMW 333i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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