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BMW M3 Cabriolet

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 BMW M3 Cabriolet

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3246 cm3 / 198.1 cu in / 198.1 cu in, 252.0 kW / 337.9 hp / 337.9 hp @ 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm, 365.0 N·m / 269.2 lb·ft / 269.2 lb·ft @ 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 12.1 l/100km / 23.3 mpg-UK / 19.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2001
ModelM3 CabrioletIssued until
SerieM3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4492 mm / 176.9 in / 176.9 inTotal (curb) weight1655 kg / 3649 lb / 3649 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2731 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1508 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1525 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance100 mm / 3.9 in / 3.9 inFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.4 sq ft / 7.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.1 kW / 23.0 hp / 23.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeS54Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3246 cm3 / 198.1 cu in / 198.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity541.00 cm3/cylinder / 33.014 cu in/cylinder / 33.014 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power252.0 kW / 337.9 hp / 337.9 hp at 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque365.0 N·m / 269.2 lb·ft / 269.2 lb·ft at 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)126.0 kW / 169.0 hp / 169.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output77.6 kW/l / 1.706 bhp/cu in / 1.706 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque112.5 N·m/l / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.62

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio204.2 kW/ton / 154.7 bhp/ton / 154.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)17.9 l/100km / 15.8 mpg-UK / 13.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.1 l/100km / 23.3 mpg-UK / 19.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions292 g/km / 470 g/mi / 470 g/mi
  Range521 km / 324 mi / 324 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8J x 18Wheels rear9J x 18
Tyres front225/45 ZR 18Tyres rear255/40 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front325 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 inBrake diameter rear328 mm / 12.9 in / 12.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Cabriolet

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