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BMW 325i SE Coupé

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 BMW 325i SE Coupé

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in, 143.2 kW / 192.0 hp / 192.0 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 244.0 N·m / 180.0 lb·ft / 180.0 lb·ft @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 232 km/h / 144 mph / 144 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1991
Model325i SE CoupéIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE36Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4433 mm / 174.5 in / 174.5 inTotal (curb) weight1380 kg / 3042 lb / 3042 lb
Width1796 mm / 70.7 in / 70.7 inDry weight
Height1392 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1408 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1421 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)51.0 % / 51.0 % / 51.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 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) Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyBo DME 3.1 fuel inj.Engine displacement2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity415.67 cm3/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power143.2 kW / 192.0 hp / 192.0 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque244.0 N·m / 180.0 lb·ft / 180.0 lb·ft at 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)60.4 kW / 81.0 hp / 81.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.4 kW/l / 1.262 bhp/cu in / 1.262 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque97.8 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed232 km/h / 144 mph / 144 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sPower-to-weight ratio139.1 kW/ton / 105.4 bhp/ton / 105.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)19.80 s / 19.80 s / 19.80 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent-ZA
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 325i SE Coupé

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