BMW E30 1981-1991


April 22, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 28, 2015
BMW E30 323i 2 door (1982)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
127
0-50 mph
5.8
0-60 mph
8.3
0-100 mph
23.9
1/4 mile
16
0-1 km
29.8
BHP
148 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
151 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
117
Engine capacity CC/CU
2316/141
Engine type
Straight 6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Valve Type/No
SOHC 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
170.3
Width (in)
64.8
Height (in)
54.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2485
Additional Info: A Cabriolet E30 was available up to 1993 and an estate (touring) was also available.

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BMW E30 325i 2 door (1986)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
138
0-50 mph
5
0-60 mph
7.2
0-100 mph
20.2
1/4 mile
15.3
0-1 km
28.6
BHP
169 @5800rpm
Torque lbft
167 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
140
MPG UK/US
25/21
Engine capacity CC/CU
2494/152
Engine type
Straight 6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Valve Type/No
SOHC 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
170.3
Width (in)
64.8
Height (in)
54.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2665
Additional Info: The 325ix has 4 wheel drive. The 325e was built for economy (efficiency), hence the “e”.

E30 325i with another facelift E30 325i Racing

 

M3 E30 (1988)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
145
0-30 mph
2.8
0-50 mph
5.5
0-60 mph
7.1
0-100 mph
18.9
30-50 mph (3rd)
4.3
30-50 mph (4th)
6.8
30-70 mph (through gears)
6.7
40-60 mph (4th)
6.7
40-60 mph (5th)
9.5
50-70 mph (5th)
9.4
1/4 mile
15.6
0-1 km
28.2
BHP
192 @6750rpm
Torque lbft
170 @4750rpm
BHP per ton
155
Engine capacity CC/CU
2302/140
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
171.1
Width (in)
66.1
Height (in)
53.9
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2765
Additional Info: The M3 has a wider body. Power increased to 212bhp in 1989. The 1987 M3 Evo has the same 192bhp engine as above. Non catalyst cars had 197bhp. The 1988-1989 M3 Evo II has 217bhp (0-60 in 6.7 secs) and the 2.5 litre M3 Sport Evo/Evo III has around 235bhp (0-60 in 6.1 secs).

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