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BMW M3

(1993 model)

Brief specs of 1993 BMW M3

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2990 cm3 / 182.5 cu in / 182.5 cu in, 209.5 kW / 280.9 hp / 280.9 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1993
ModelM3Issued until
SerieM3Number made
Model familyE36Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4210 l / 148.67 cu ft / 148.67 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4433 mm / 174.5 in / 174.5 inTotal (curb) weight1460 kg / 3219 lb / 3219 lb
Width1796 mm / 70.7 in / 70.7 inDry weight
Height1335 mm / 52.6 in / 52.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1444 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.8 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyBo Motronic ML3.3 fuel inj.Engine displacement2990 cm3 / 182.5 cu in / 182.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity498.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.410 cu in/cylinder / 30.410 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power209.5 kW / 280.9 hp / 280.9 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque320.0 N·m / 236.0 lb·ft / 236.0 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)94.3 kW / 126.4 hp / 126.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output70.1 kW/l / 1.540 bhp/cu in / 1.540 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque107.0 N·m/l / 0.94 lb·ft/cu in / 0.94 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)4.20 s / 4.20 s / 4.20 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.40 s / 5.40 s / 5.40 sPower-to-weight ratio192.5 kW/ton / 145.8 bhp/ton / 145.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)13.00 s / 13.00 s / 13.00 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 VR PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3

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