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BMW M3 (E30) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1237-1300 kg (2727-2866 lbs)
Introduced 1986
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 15.5-11.6 l/100 km (15-20 mpg US / 18-24 mpg UK)
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Performance

0 - 40 kph2.0 s
0 - 60 kph3.3 s
0 - 80 kph5.0 s
0 - 100 kph6.5 s
0 - 120 kph9.5 s
0 - 140 kph12.8 s
0 - 160 kph16.9 s
0 - 180 kph21.9 s
0 - 200 kph30.5 s
0 - 220 kph46.3 s
1000 m27.2 s
60 - 120 kph (4)11.8 s
60 - 120 kph (5)16.3 s
100 - 140 kph (5)12.3 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph6.6 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph26.1 s
0 - 60 mph6.9 s
0 - 100 mph17.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile10.8 s @ 78.9 mph
1/4 mile15.2 s @ 92.0 mph
Est. 1/2 mile26.1 s @ 116.2 mph
Top speed240 kph (149 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.44 g (4 m/s²)
Est. emissions285 g/km
BMW M3 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type R4
Displacement 2.3 l (140 ci)
Power 200 ps (197 bhp / 147 kw)
Torque 240 Nm (177 lb-ft)
Power / liter 87 ps (86 hp)
Power / weight 157 ps (155 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 189 Nm (139 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 15 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Interior noise

Noise @ 50 kph62 dB
Noise @ 100 kph71 dB
Noise @ 130 kph72 dB
Noise @ 160 kph79 dB
Noise @ 180 kph81 dB
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196ss  1y ago

Automobil Revue, № 48, 27.11.1986:
(Katalysator, 195 PS, 230 Nm)
Curb weight - 1280 kg (50,5%/49,5%)
Acceleration (2 persons +10 kg) -
0-40 kph 2,0 sec
0-60 kph 3,3 sec
0-80 kph 5,0 sec
0-100 kph 6,8 sec
0-120 kph 9,5 sec
0-140 kph 12,8 sec
0-160 kph 16,9 sec
0-180 kph 21,9 sec
0-200 kph 30,5 sec
0-220 kph 46,3 sec
Top speed - 233 kph
1000 m - 27,2 sec


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slowestlaps  2y ago

AutoZeitung ClassicCars (3/2018):
Top Speed: 240 kph
Fuel:12.1 l/100 km


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Hoppelmoppel123  2y ago

Auto Zeitung Classic Cars (11/2019):
Top Speed: 240 kph
Fuel: 12.0 l/100 km


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Automan  7y ago

Do you know that about famous GUMBALL 3000 Rally: It all began with the BMW M3 E30!

https://www.facebook.com/gumball3000/photos/pb.22639795992.-2207520000.1447004128./10151744784585993/?type=3&theater


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Aboubacar  10y ago

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Tension  11y ago

ubelievable, unbelievable sound.....

and to think its r4..... unbelievable


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nurburgringexplorer  11y ago

The first M3 sounds the best. You can mistake that 4 pot 16v bark.

I was filming a lot at the Nurburgring and captured the perfect example to go with this post.

 


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MikeMM  12y ago

0-100 is 6,7s
More technical details here .autospecs.info/CarSpecs/1986-bmw-m3


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Georg  13y ago

@hadji

they tested the e30 M3 on two different tracks one was a 5lap Tsukuba battle


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Pussy  13y ago

yah its a great car


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Apathy  13y ago

Doug, you need to check your facts.

The very first M3 entered production in 1986.


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Doug  13y ago

This Bmw is a 1988.. not a 1986... M3\'s were not made that year. plus that car has plastic bumpers... those were not introduced till 88\'


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hadji  13y ago

Georg

The race is between M3 E30 2,3 88-89 model with sport evo front and rear spoiler, roll cage , exhaust, suspension, 235/40/17 tires and hood with 240ps VS S2000 with roll cage, exhaust, suspension, brakes and hood with 260ps. The M3 is faster and better handling than S2000. The truck isn't Tsukuba.


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Anonymous  14y ago

those could be rockets with power .upgrades
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Anonymous  16y ago

im not sure but i think they changed a track a bit but forgot which one, might have been this one


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Georg  16y ago

I remeber there was a BM race with a e30 M3 vs a S2000 and Evo were the old M3 owned them in handling turn terms..in time attack the e30 M3 Sport Evo was faster as the modded (265hp/high perfromance brake) S2000 around the Tsukuba track.. the E30 engine brake was stock.


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Georg  16y ago

wasn´t the Tsukuba time 1:07something for the e30?


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FastestLaps  16y ago

How can an E30 be faster than Ferrari F50? It wasn't a stock M3. It's just impossible.


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Georg  16y ago

0-200km/h 35.4s
1/4 mile 15.4s
http://www.einszweidrei.de/bmw/bmwm3e30kat1988-1.htm


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FastestLaps  17y ago

Legend! First M3 ever made.