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BMW M3 (E36) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1474 kg (3250 lbs)
Power / weight 218 ps (215 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 237 Nm (175 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1996
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.5 s
0 - 200 kph 20.1 s
0 - 100 mph 12.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.2 s @ 85.1 mph
Est. 1/4 mile 13.9 s @ 105.0 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 21.7 s @ 129.2 mph

More acceleration times

BMW M3 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type R6
Displacement 3.2 l (195 ci)
Power 321 ps (317 bhp / 236 kw)
Torque 350 Nm (258 lb-ft)
Power / liter 100 ps (99 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

Laptimes 8

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dddd  2y  

0-270 km/h (speedo). Whats a car ! Nice sound and pretty good acceleration :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01cf79Omudo


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Davy13682  6y  

LIMITED to a 155 mp/h, it can do more!


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Georg  6y  

any scans?


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M336_freak  6y  

Nordschleife 8:20 (Autocar Magazine (1997)) MT
Nordschleife 8:35 (SportAuto) SMG I

Greez


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Pepem3evo  6y  

Really, you are right. The stock engine went 13.1@175 on 1/4 mile.

This engine is not stock! Perhaps 12.7 on 1/4 mile... perhaps..


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Georg  6y  

no one said it is untrue ..problem is no speedclock is accurate, specially older ones are pretty off the real speed, 100km/h speedclock is most likely 95km/h and 200km/h is most likely 190km/h or even worse, no one knows the tire combination of the video car which also could effect the different between speedclock speed and real speed..and no one knows if not modified..


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Pepem3evo  6y  

it\'s true.


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Georg  6y  

pointless speedclock video means nothing


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Pepem3evo  6y  

My m3 (evo 321 hp, s50b32) 0-200 16sec, 0-100 4.8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veRvrh4vYjA


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Bavarian  7y  

The fist 'real' M3 South Africa got.


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m3 e36 evo  7y  

verry good car i stil love it and great brakes


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anon  7y  

Still one of the best handling sports cars of all time!


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E36 M3  8y  

Mine has 6 gears too and did 0-62 mph in 5.4 seconds


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Anonymous  8y  

this car is not an m3, because it has bad brakes?? what r u smokin?


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crni09  8y  

this car is not bmw m3 beacuase the bad brakes


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Anonymous  9y  

And mine has 6 gears!


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Georg  9y  

corrected thanks for the info


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Anonymous  9y  

the 321ps m3 e36 actually has 350Nm


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Georg  9y  

M Power and...?
This is the 1996 3.2l 321hp (S52B32) version and the 286hp/321hp version are not Germany only they are sold world wide, only the USA recived the 240hp e36 fake M3 and never the true e36 M3... Both US version of the M3 with the S50USB30 and S52USB32 only had 240hp the only different is slightly increased torque from 305 to 320Nm, both engines were based on the M50 and M52 engine of the 325i and 328i and never on the real M3 engine the S50B30 and S52B32


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M Power  9y  

Georg...
The first M3 have 2 models
US(240hp) and Germany(286hp)...
Visually this M3 have orange lights
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Before this two versions have replaced for the 321hp version of this photo


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FastestLaps  10y  

That will be extremely hard to find out because magazine is from late 90s. It's 10 years old now. Just like the car itself.


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Georg  10y  

just a sidenote the US Version of the e36 M3 was only 240hp and has nothing to do with a real 321hp e36 M3.
Did car and driver test the 321hp version or the 240hp US version at Nelson Raceway?


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Georg  10y  

0-200km/h 20.1s auto motor und sport 16/1995

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