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1986 BMW M3 E30 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4346 mm
How heavy?
1165 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2302 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
200 PS / 197 bhp / 147 kW @ 6750 rpm
How much torque?
240 Nm / 177 ft.lb / 24.5 kgm @ 4750 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.50 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.70 s
How fast?
235 km/h, 146 mph
How economical?
5.8/7.5/11.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban

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1986 BMW M3 technical specifications

Introduction

This vehicle has a 2 door saloon body style with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels.
The M3 is part of BMW's E30 series.
Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 2.3 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 197 bhp (200 PS/147 kW) at 6750 rpm and 240 N·m (177 lb·ft/24.5 kgm) at 4750 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels.
Having a claimed kerb weight of 1165 kg, the BMW M3 covers the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.70 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 28.3 seconds.
It is claimed to attain a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph), stated fuel consumption figures are 5.8/7.5/11.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban.
1986 BMW M3 data
1986 BMW M3 E30 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2562 100.9
Track/tread (front) 1412 55.6
Track/tread (rear) 1433 56.4
Length 4346 171.1
Width 1680 66.1
Height 1370 53.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1165 kg 2568 lb
Weight distribution 52.20 % front
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.330
Frontal area 1.88
CdA 0.62
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code 23 4E A/S14
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2302 cc
(140.477 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.4 × 84 mm
3.68 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
200 PS (197 bhp) (147 kW)
at 6750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
85.6 bhp/litre
1.4 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
240 Nm (177 ft·lb) (24.5 kgm)
at 4750 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
104.26 Nm/litre
1.26 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Bosch ML-Motronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1310.1 kPa (190 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.50 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.70 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 19.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.70 s
Standing kilometre 28.30 s
Maximum speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 171.45 PS/g
126.1 kW/g
169.1 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.93 kg/kW
13.25 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 5.8/7.5/11.6 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km5.8/7.5/11.6 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre17.2/13.3/8.6 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG48.7/37.7/24.4 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG40.6/31.4/20.3 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 232.93 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 PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.600
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7J x 15
Wheel size rear 7J x 15
Tyres front 205/55 VR 15
Tyres rear 205/55 VR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.25
general
Carfolio.com ID56155
Production total
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 21.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1986 BMW M3 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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