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BMW Z3 2.8 Automatic

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW Z3 2.8 Automatic

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2793 cm3 / 170.4 cu in / 170.4 cu in, 143.2 kW / 192.0 hp / 192.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 275.0 N·m / 202.8 lb·ft / 202.8 lb·ft @ 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
ModelZ3 2.8 AutomaticIssued until
SerieZ3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4026 mm / 158.5 in / 158.5 inTotal (curb) weight1255 kg / 2767 lb / 2767 lb
Width1692 mm / 66.6 in / 66.6 inDry weight
Height1288 mm / 50.7 in / 50.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2446 mm / 96.3 in / 96.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity51 l / 11.2 UK gal / 13.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2793 cm3 / 170.4 cu in / 170.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity465.50 cm3/cylinder / 28.407 cu in/cylinder / 28.407 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power143.2 kW / 192.0 hp / 192.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque275.0 N·m / 202.8 lb·ft / 202.8 lb·ft at 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)65.7 kW / 88.1 hp / 88.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.3 kW/l / 1.127 bhp/cu in / 1.127 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.5 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sPower-to-weight ratio153.0 kW/ton / 115.9 bhp/ton / 115.9 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 PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/65-R17104Tyres rear195/65-R15
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 Z3 2.8 Automatic

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