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BMW M3 Evolution

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 BMW M3 Evolution

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2302 cm3 / 140.5 cu in / 140.5 cu in, 164.1 kW / 220.1 hp / 220.1 hp @ 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1988
ModelM3 EvolutionIssued until
SerieM3Number 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)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4318 mm / 170.0 in / 170.0 inTotal (curb) weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Width1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inDry weight
Height1356 mm / 53.4 in / 53.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2565 mm / 101.0 in / 101.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.73 m2 / 18.6 sq ft / 18.6 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore93.4 mm / 3.68 in / 3.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2302 cm3 / 140.5 cu in / 140.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity575.50 cm3/cylinder / 35.119 cu in/cylinder / 35.119 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power164.1 kW / 220.1 hp / 220.1 hp at 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm / 6750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)68.3 kW / 91.6 hp / 91.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output71.3 kW/l / 1.567 bhp/cu in / 1.567 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque106.4 N·m/l / 0.93 lb·ft/cu in / 0.93 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)4.90 s / 4.90 s / 4.90 sTop (maximal) speed237 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sPower-to-weight ratio183.3 kW/ton / 138.9 bhp/ton / 138.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)18.10 s / 18.10 s / 18.10 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 frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-VR16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Evolution

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