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BMW 325i Coupe

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 325i Coupe

3-door 5-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in, 160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 247 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph top speed, consumption 8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model325i CoupeIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)440 l / 15.54 cu ft / 15.54 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2803 l / 98.99 cu ft / 98.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)460 l / 16.24 cu ft / 16.24 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4590 mm / 180.7 in / 180.7 inTotal (curb) weight1495 kg / 3296 lb / 3296 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity405 kg / 893 lb / 893 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight1900 kg / 4189 lb / 4189 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 ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.8 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2497 cm3 / 152.4 cu in / 152.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.14 cm3/cylinder / 25.394 cu in/cylinder / 25.394 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque250.0 N·m / 184.4 lb·ft / 184.4 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output64.1 kW/l / 1.408 bhp/cu in / 1.408 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.1 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 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) speed247 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio145.8 kW/ton / 110.5 bhp/ton / 110.5 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)8.6 l/100km / 32.8 mpg-UK / 27.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions201 g/km / 324 g/mi / 324 g/mi (est.)
  Range733 km / 455 mi / 455 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP). Power assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45-R17Tyres rear225/45-R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 325i Coupe

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