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BMW M3 (E36 286 PS E36) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1420 kg (3131 lbs)
Power / weight 201 ps (198 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 225 Nm (166 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1993
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.6 s
0 - 200 kph 20.9 s
0 - 100 mph 12.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.3 s @ 85.1 mph
1/4 mile 13.8 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 15.3 s

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BMW M3 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type Inline 6, 24v
Displacement 3.0 l (183 ci)
Power 286 ps (282 bhp / 210 kw)
Torque 320 Nm (236 lb-ft)
Power / liter 95 ps (94 hp)
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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expert  7y ago

95 is the only year offering CLS lightweight. US spec has 5 speed transmission while euro has 6 speed. US motor has high duration factory racing tuned bored 325 motor unlike the 96+ cars which had more O2 sensors emission agents, electric gremlins. Us spec has more mid range torque than the Euro 280hp high end power. Performance was the same up to 120mph where Euro car pulls farther than the US on straight line. Misunderstood misloved car, lucky few understand German engineering, it was developed due to the absense of the M5 for that year. US top speed detuned is 156mph Euro 161MPH.


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dani  8y ago

the times this car doing in the track could have be much better if it would race with recent tires and with 93 tires.


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Fbbam  9y ago

it shames a lot of the so called sports car even faster than some recent cars


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John  9y ago

I love this car.

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