1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution (Evolution III) E30 E30

The BMW M3 Sport Evolution (Evolution III) is a 2 door saloon (sedan) style car with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. The M3 Sport Evolution (Evolution III) is part of BMW's E30 range of cars. The 2.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that develops 235 bhp (238 PS/175 kW) of power at 7000 rpm, and maximum torque of 240 N·m (177 lb·ft/24.5 kgm) at 4750 rpm. This power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission. The BMW M3 Sport Evolution (Evolution III) weighs a stated 1200 kg at the kerb. Its maximum speed stated is 248 km/h or 154 mph, claimed fuel consumption is 6.2/7.8/12.5 l/100km at 90km/h / 120km/h / urban.

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Key facts

1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution (Evolution III) E30 E30 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4345 mm
How heavy?
1200 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2467 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
238 PS / 235 bhp / 175 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?
240 Nm / 177 ft.lb / 24.5 kgm @ 4750 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.5 s
How fast?
248 km/h, 154 mph
How economical?
6.2/7.8/12.5 l/100km at 90km/h / 120km/h / urban

BMW E30 models

2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2302 cm3 215 PS 212 bhp 158 kW 1200 kg
BMW M3 Cabrio -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2302 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1360 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2302 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1360 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2302 cm3 215 PS 212 bhp 158 kW 1360 kg
BMW M3 Evolution -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2302 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW 1200 kg

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1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution (Evolution III) data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2565 mm 101 inches
Track/tread (front) 1416 mm 55.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Length 4345 mm 171.1 inches
Width 1680 mm 66.1 inches
Height 1370 mm 53.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1200 kg 2646 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.33
Frontal area 1.89
CdA 0.62
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.5 litre
2467 cc
(150.546 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95 × 87 mm
3.74 × 3.43 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
238 PS (235 bhp) (175 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
95.3 bhp/litre
1.56 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
240 Nm (177 ft·lb) (24.5 kgm)
at 4750 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
97.28 Nm/litre
1.18 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.2:1
Fuel system Bosch DME fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1222.5 kPa (177.3 psi)
Maximum RPM 7250 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 616.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 16.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.7 s
Standing kilometre 26.7 s
Maximum speed 248 km/h (154 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 198.56 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
146.03 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
195.83 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.85 kg/kW
11.44 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 6.2/7.8/12.5 l/100km at 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km6.2/7.8/12.5 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km/litre16.1/12.8/8.0 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG45.6/36.2/22.6 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG37.9/30.2/18.8 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 249.63 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.10 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7½J x 16 H2
Wheel size rear 7½J x 16 H2
Tyres front 225/45 ZR 16
Tyres rear 225/45 ZR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.15
general
Carfolio.com ID56144
Production total 600
Model code E30
Model family E30
RAC rating 22.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution (Evolution III) added before December 1995.
Last modified 2017-08-06.