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BMW 323i

(1983 model)

Brief specs of 1983 BMW 323i

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2316 cm3 / 141.3 cu in / 141.3 cu in, 102.2 kW / 137.1 hp / 137.1 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 205.0 N·m / 151.2 lb·ft / 151.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 202 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1983
Model323iIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE30Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)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) weight1173 kg / 2586 lb / 2586 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)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
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 constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.8 mm / 3.02 in / 3.02 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyBo LE-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement2316 cm3 / 141.3 cu in / 141.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity386.00 cm3/cylinder / 23.555 cu in/cylinder / 23.555 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power102.2 kW / 137.1 hp / 137.1 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque205.0 N·m / 151.2 lb·ft / 151.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.4 kW / 67.6 hp / 67.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.1 kW/l / 0.970 bhp/cu in / 0.970 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque88.5 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.25

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sTop (maximal) speed202 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio116.8 kW/ton / 88.5 bhp/ton / 88.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.80 s / 8.80 s / 8.80 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)25.20 s / 25.20 s / 25.20 sFuel 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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front5.5J x 14Wheels rear5.5J x 14
Tyres front195/60 VR 14Tyres rear195/60 VR 14
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 323i

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