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Key facts

1975 BMW 320 E21 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4355 mm
How heavy?
1030 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
109 PS / 107.5 bhp / 80 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
157 Nm / 116 ft.lb / 16 kgm @ 3700 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.20 s
How fast?
170 km/h, 106 mph

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1975 BMW 320 technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 320 is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 2 door saloon (sedan) body designed by Paul Bracq.
It is part of BMW's E21 series.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 107.5 bhp (109 PS/80 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 157 N·m (116 lb·ft/16 kgm) at 3700 rpm.
The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 1030 kg.
Maximum claimed speed is 170 km/h (106 mph).
1975 BMW 320 data
1975 BMW 320 E21 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2563 100.9
Track/tread (front) 1364 53.7
Track/tread (rear) 1377 54.2
Length 4355 171.5
Width 1610 63.4
Height 1380 54.3
Ground clearance 146 5.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1030 kg 2271 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 52 litres 11.4 UK Gal 13.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 80 mm
3.5 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
109 PS (107.5 bhp) (80 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
54 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
157 Nm (116 ft·lb) (16 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
78.85 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
Fuel system Solex 32 DIDTA carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 990.9 kPa (143.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.20 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 170 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 105.82 PS/g
77.83 kW/g
104.37 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.85 kg/kW
21.46 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 5J x 13 H2
Wheel size rear 5J x 13 H2
Tyres front 165 SR 13
Tyres rear 165 SR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 255 mm
Rear brake diameter 250 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID56122
Production total
Model code
Model family E21
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1975 BMW 320 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.

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