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BMW 325is

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 BMW 325is

2-door 2+2-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, 140.9 kW / 189.0 hp / 189.0 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1992
Model325isIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE36Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4432 mm / 174.5 in / 174.5 inTotal (curb) weight1370 kg / 3020 lb / 3020 lb
Width1709 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1367 mm / 53.8 in / 53.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1407 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)51.0 % / 51.0 % / 51.0 %
Ground clearance109 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.8 sq ft / 6.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.8 kW / 21.2 hp / 21.2 hp (est.)

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 supplyFuel injectionEngine 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 power140.9 kW / 189.0 hp / 189.0 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.4 kW / 94.4 hp / 94.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.5 kW/l / 1.242 bhp/cu in / 1.242 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.2 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) speed206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.80 s / 7.80 s / 7.80 sPower-to-weight ratio138.0 kW/ton / 104.5 bhp/ton / 104.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel 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
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.4Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
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 325is

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