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BMW M3 US-version

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 BMW M3 US-version

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2302 cm3 / 140.5 cu in / 140.5 cu in, 143.0 kW / 191.8 hp / 191.8 hp @ 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm, 230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 227 km/h / 141 mph / 141 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1988
ModelM3 US-versionIssued until
SerieM3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)300 l / 10.59 cu ft / 10.59 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4350 mm / 171.3 in / 171.3 inTotal (curb) weight1296 kg / 2857 lb / 2857 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity58 l / 12.8 UK gal / 15.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore93.4 mm / 3.68 in / 3.68 in
FuelStroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2302 cm3 / 140.5 cu in / 140.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity575.52 cm3/cylinder / 35.120 cu in/cylinder / 35.120 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power143.0 kW / 191.8 hp / 191.8 hp at 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.6 kW / 86.6 hp / 86.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output62.1 kW/l / 1.365 bhp/cu in / 1.365 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque99.9 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.40 s / 5.40 s / 5.40 sTop (maximal) speed227 km/h / 141 mph / 141 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sPower-to-weight ratio150.2 kW/ton / 113.8 bhp/ton / 113.8 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-VR16Tyres rear205/55-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear282 mm / 11.1 in / 11.1 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 US-version

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