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BMW Z3

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW Z3

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1897 cm3 / 115.8 cu in / 115.8 cu in, 105.0 kW / 140.8 hp / 140.8 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 180.3 N·m / 133.0 lb·ft / 133.0 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 186 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
ModelZ3Issued until
SerieZ3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5090 l / 179.75 cu ft / 179.75 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4030 mm / 158.7 in / 158.7 inTotal (curb) weight1630 kg / 3594 lb / 3594 lb
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.86 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1897 cm3 / 115.8 cu in / 115.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power105.0 kW / 140.8 hp / 140.8 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque180.3 N·m / 133.0 lb·ft / 133.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)72.0 kW / 96.6 hp / 96.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output55.4 kW/l / 1.216 bhp/cu in / 1.216 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.1 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 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)Top (maximal) speed186 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sPower-to-weight ratio87.7 kW/ton / 66.4 bhp/ton / 66.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW Z3

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