1992 BMW 325is E36

The 325is is an automobile from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door coupé body style. The 325is is part of BMW's E36 series. The 2.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder unit that has an output of 189 bhp (192 PS/141 kW) of power at 5900 rpm, and maximum torque of 245 N·m (181 lb·ft/25 kgm) at 4700 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1370 kg. The BMW 325is is said to be able to attain a top speed of 206 km/h, or 128 mph.

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1992 BMW 325is E36 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4432 mm
How heavy?
1370 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2494 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
192 PS / 189 bhp / 141 kW @ 5900 rpm
How much torque?
245 Nm / 181 ft.lb / 25 kgm @ 4700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.8 s
How fast?
206 km/h, 128 mph

BMW E36 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 191.0 CO2 1355 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 214.0 CO2 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 240.0 CO2 1410 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 167.5 bhp 125 kW 215.0 CO2 1440 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 167.5 bhp 125 kW 240.0 CO2 1475 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1390 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 190.0 CO2 1335 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1350 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1390 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 209.0 CO2 1375 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 213.0 CO2 1385 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 240.0 CO2 1420 kg
BMW 328i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 218.0 CO2 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 243.0 CO2 1430 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1445 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1485 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1355 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1395 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1665 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1400 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1485 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1520 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 213.0 CO2 1375 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1420 kg
BMW 323i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 213.0 CO2 1385 kg
BMW 323i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1420 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1485 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1520 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1505 kg

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1992 BMW 325is data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 mm 106.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1407 mm 55.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Length 4432 mm 174.5 inches
Width 1709 mm 67.3 inches
Height 1367 mm 53.8 inches
Ground clearance 109 mm 4.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1370 kg 3020 lb
Weight distribution 51 % front
fuel tank capacity 65.2 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.32
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.5 litre
2494 cc
(152.193 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 75 mm
3.31 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
192 PS (189 bhp) (141 kW)
at 5900 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
75.8 bhp/litre
1.24 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
245 Nm (181 ft·lb) (25 kgm)
at 4700 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
98.24 Nm/litre
1.19 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1234.5 kPa (179 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 415.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 206 km/h (128 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 139.87 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
102.87 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
137.96 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.72 kg/kW
16.24 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 3.400
Turning circle 10.40 m
Front suspension I.LW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.DW.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-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 ID56265
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1992 BMW 325is added 1996-03-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.