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BMW Z3 3.0i Automatic

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 BMW Z3 3.0i Automatic

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2979 cm3 / 181.8 cu in / 181.8 cu in, 170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 236 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2000
ModelZ3 3.0i AutomaticIssued until
SerieZ3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5010 l / 176.93 cu ft / 176.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4050 mm / 159.4 in / 159.4 inTotal (curb) weight1400 kg / 3086 lb / 3086 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1293 mm / 50.9 in / 50.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2446 mm / 96.3 in / 96.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1413 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1494 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity51 l / 11.2 UK gal / 13.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.42Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.77 m2 / 8.3 sq ft / 8.3 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.1 kW / 25.7 hp / 25.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.6 mm / 3.53 in / 3.53 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement2979 cm3 / 181.8 cu in / 181.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)95.4 kW / 128.0 hp / 128.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.1 kW/l / 1.254 bhp/cu in / 1.254 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.7 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed236 km/h / 147 mph / 147 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio162.9 kW/ton / 123.4 bhp/ton / 123.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 sFuel 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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 Z3 3.0i Automatic

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