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BMW 325e

(1985 model)

Brief specs of 1985 BMW 325e

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2693 cm3 / 164.3 cu in / 164.3 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, 230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed, consumption 6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1985
Model325eIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE30Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4325 mm / 170.3 in / 170.3 inTotal (curb) weight1162 kg / 2562 lb / 2562 lb
Width1645 mm / 64.8 in / 64.8 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1407 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.37Frontal area (A)1.86 m2 / 20.0 sq ft / 20.0 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.4 sq ft / 7.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.1 kW / 23.0 hp / 23.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeM20B27Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyBo Mo fuel injectionEngine displacement2693 cm3 / 164.3 cu in / 164.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity448.83 cm3/cylinder / 27.389 cu in/cylinder / 27.389 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.8 kW / 74.8 hp / 74.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.2 kW/l / 0.730 bhp/cu in / 0.730 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque85.4 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.79

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sTop (maximal) speed195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio103.3 kW/ton / 78.2 bhp/ton / 78.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.30 s / 9.30 s / 9.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)11.4 l/100km / 24.8 mpg-UK / 20.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)28.90 s / 28.90 s / 28.90 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)7.8 l/100km / 36.2 mpg-UK / 30.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions152 g/km / 245 g/mi / 245 g/mi (est.)
  Range846 km / 526 mi / 526 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/80-SR14Tyres rear175/80-HR14
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 325e

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