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BMW 325Ci Cabriolet

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 325Ci Cabriolet

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2493 cm3 / 152.1 cu in / 152.1 cu in, 141.0 kW / 189.1 hp / 189.1 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 234 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph top speed, consumption 9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model325Ci CabrioletIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)300 l / 10.59 cu ft / 10.59 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)300 l / 10.59 cu ft / 10.59 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4490 mm / 176.8 in / 176.8 inTotal (curb) weight1640 kg / 3616 lb / 3616 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity345 kg / 761 lb / 761 lb
Wheelbase2730 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 inGross (max.) weight1985 kg / 4376 lb / 4376 lb
Track frontTowing weight1600 kg / 3527 lb / 3527 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.62 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.4 kW / 20.6 hp / 20.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2493 cm3 / 152.1 cu in / 152.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity415.63 cm3/cylinder / 25.363 cu in/cylinder / 25.363 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power141.0 kW / 189.1 hp / 189.1 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.4 kW / 75.6 hp / 75.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.6 kW/l / 1.243 bhp/cu in / 1.243 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque98.3 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed234 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio117.1 kW/ton / 88.7 bhp/ton / 88.7 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)9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions283 g/km / 455 g/mi / 455 g/mi
  Range656 km / 408 mi / 408 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front200/55-R16Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 325Ci Cabriolet

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