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BMW M3 Coupe 3.0

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 BMW M3 Coupe 3.0

2-door 5-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2990 cm3 / 182.5 cu in / 182.5 cu in, 210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1992
ModelM3 Coupe 3.0Issued until1995
SerieM3Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE36/2S
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE36Number of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4433 mm / 174.5 in / 174.5 inTotal (curb) weight1460 kg / 3219 lb / 3219 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1335 mm / 52.6 in / 52.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1444 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6418518518519  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.94 m2 / 20.9 sq ft / 20.9 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.8 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.002331002331
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement2990 cm3 / 182.5 cu in / 182.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.40 cm3/cylinder / 30.414 cu in/cylinder / 30.414 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output70.2 kW/l / 1.543 bhp/cu in / 1.543 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque107.0 N·m/l / 0.94 lb·ft/cu in / 0.94 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 front235/40 R17Tyres rear235/40 R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Coupe 3.0

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