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BMW M3 Coupe 3.2 24V

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 BMW M3 Coupe 3.2 24V

2-door 5-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3246 cm3 / 198.1 cu in / 198.1 cu in, 252.0 kW / 337.9 hp / 337.9 hp @ 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm, 365.0 N·m / 269.2 lb·ft / 269.2 lb·ft @ 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2000
ModelM3 Coupe 3.2 24VIssued until0
SerieM3Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE46/2S
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE46Number of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4492 mm / 176.9 in / 176.9 inTotal (curb) weight1570 kg / 3461 lb / 3461 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2731 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1508 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear525 mm / 20.7 in / 20.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6448187477115  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.95604395604396
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement3246 cm3 / 198.1 cu in / 198.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity540.97 cm3/cylinder / 33.012 cu in/cylinder / 33.012 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power252.0 kW / 337.9 hp / 337.9 hp at 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque365.0 N·m / 269.2 lb·ft / 269.2 lb·ft at 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)100.8 kW / 135.2 hp / 135.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output77.6 kW/l / 1.706 bhp/cu in / 1.706 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque112.4 N·m/l / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45-245/40 R18Tyres rear225/45-245/40 R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Coupe 3.2 24V

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