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BMW 324td

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 BMW 324td

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2443 cm3 / 149.1 cu in / 149.1 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 187 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph top speed, consumption 5.7 l/100km / 49.6 mpg-UK / 41.3 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1987
Model324tdIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE30Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
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) weight1260 kg / 2778 lb / 2778 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)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FueldieselStroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supplyBo diesel pumpEngine displacement2443 cm3 / 149.1 cu in / 149.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity407.17 cm3/cylinder / 24.847 cu in/cylinder / 24.847 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio22.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor type1 Garrett turboMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.9 kW / 52.2 hp / 52.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.5 kW/l / 0.758 bhp/cu in / 0.758 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.0 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.25

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed187 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio89.7 kW/ton / 67.9 bhp/ton / 67.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.90 s / 11.90 s / 11.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)8.9 l/100km / 31.7 mpg-UK / 26.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.9 l/100km / 40.9 mpg-UK / 34.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)5.7 l/100km / 49.6 mpg-UK / 41.3 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions153 g/km / 246 g/mi / 246 g/mi (est.)
  Range965 km / 600 mi / 600 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front5.5J x 14Wheels rear5.5J x 14
Tyres front195/65 R 14 HTyres rear195/65 R 14 H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 324td

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