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BMW 320 Cabriolet

(1990 model)

Brief specs of 1990 BMW 320 Cabriolet

5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 1988 cm3 / 121.3 cu in / 121.3 cu in, 110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1990
Model320 CabrioletIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4330 mm / 170.5 in / 170.5 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1650 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
WheelbaseGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.95 m2 / 21.0 sq ft / 21.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.78 m2 / 8.4 sq ft / 8.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.4 kW / 26.0 hp / 26.0 hp (est.)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1988 cm3 / 121.3 cu in / 121.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp at
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output55.3 kW/l / 1.216 bhp/cu in / 1.216 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 320 Cabriolet


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