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BMW 325i Cabriolet

(1986 model)

Brief specs of 1986 BMW 325i Cabriolet

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in, 126.0 kW / 169.0 hp / 169.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 226.0 N·m / 166.7 lb·ft / 166.7 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1986
Model325i CabrioletIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE30Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4325 mm / 170.3 in / 170.3 inTotal (curb) weight1301 kg / 2868 lb / 2868 lb
Width1645 mm / 64.8 in / 64.8 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1407 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inWeight distribution (front)52.3 % / 52.3 % / 52.3 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 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 valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
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 supplyBosch ME-Motronic fuel injectionEngine displacement2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity415.67 cm3/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power126.0 kW / 169.0 hp / 169.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque226.0 N·m / 166.7 lb·ft / 166.7 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)58.9 kW / 79.0 hp / 79.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.5 kW/l / 1.110 bhp/cu in / 1.110 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.6 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.64

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio129.9 kW/ton / 98.4 bhp/ton / 98.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.40 s / 8.40 s / 8.40 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)23.50 s / 23.50 s / 23.50 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time15.90 s / 15.90 s / 15.90 s Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time29.60 s / 29.60 s / 29.60 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Lower wishbone,Tr LinksSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Semi-trailing arm, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front5.5J x 14Wheels rear5.5J x 14
Tyres front195/65 VR 14Tyres rear195/65 VR 14
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 325i Cabriolet

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