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BMW M3 Sports Evolution (Evo III)

(1990 model)

Brief specs of 1990 BMW M3 Sports Evolution (Evo III)

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2467 cm3 / 150.5 cu in / 150.5 cu in, 177.5 kW / 238.0 hp / 238.0 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1990
ModelM3 Sports Evolution (Evo III)Issued until
SerieM3Number made600
Model familyE30Body construction
Model codeE30Body 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

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 front1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 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) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supplyBo DME fuel inj.Engine displacement2467 cm3 / 150.5 cu in / 150.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity616.75 cm3/cylinder / 37.636 cu in/cylinder / 37.636 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power177.5 kW / 238.0 hp / 238.0 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm7250 rpm / 7250 rpm / 7250 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.9 kW / 96.5 hp / 96.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output72.0 kW/l / 1.581 bhp/cu in / 1.581 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque97.3 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.80 s / 4.80 s / 4.80 sTop (maximal) speed248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.10 s / 6.10 s / 6.10 sPower-to-weight ratio198.3 kW/ton / 150.3 bhp/ton / 150.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)16.00 s / 16.00 s / 16.00 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.1 m / 36.4 ft / 36.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5J x 16 H2Wheels rear7.5J x 16 H2
Tyres front225/45 ZR 16Tyres rear225/45 ZR 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Sports Evolution (Evo III)

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