1991 BMW 325i E36

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The BMW 325i belongs to the E36 model family from BMW. The 2.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder that has an output of 192 bhp (195 PS/143 kW) of power at 5900 rpm, and maximum torque of 244 N·m (180 lb·ft/24.9 kgm) at 4700 rpm. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1295 kg. The BMW 325i is claimed to attain a top speed of 227 km/h (141 mph).

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Key facts

1991 BMW 325i E36 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4445 mm
How heavy?
1295 kg
What size engine?
2.5 litre, 2494 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
195 PS / 192 bhp / 143 kW @ 5900 rpm
How much torque?
244 Nm / 180 ft.lb / 24.9 kgm @ 4700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.3 s
How fast?
227 km/h, 141 mph

BMW E36 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 240.0 CO2 1410 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 1350 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 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
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
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 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
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
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1440 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1475 kg
BMW M3 GT -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2990 cm3 295 PS 291 bhp 217 kW 1460 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 182.0 CO2 1250 kg
3 door hatchback FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 211.0 CO2 1290 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1665 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1293 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 1796 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 1190 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 199.0 CO2 1350 kg

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1991 BMW 325i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1408 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1421 55.9
Length 4445 175
Width 1702 67
Height 1392 54.8
Ground clearance 108 4.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1295 kg 2855
Weight distribution 51 % front
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.3
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
(DIN)
195 PS (192 bhp) (143 kW)
at 5900 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
77 bhp/litre
1.26 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
244 Nm (180 ft·lb) (24.9 kgm)
at 4700 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
97.83 Nm/litre
1.18 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bo DME 3.1 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1229.4 kPa (178.3 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 7.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 227 km/h (141 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 150.32 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
110.56 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
148.26 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.04 kg/kW
15.11 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 9.60 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.15
general
Carfolio.com ID56331
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1991 BMW 325i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.