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BMW M3 (E36 286 PS E36) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1420 kg (3131 lbs)
Introduced 1993
Origin country Germany
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Lap times


0 - 100 kph5.6 s
0 - 200 kph20.9 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph15.3 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph5.3 s
0 - 100 mph12.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.7 s @ 88.2 mph
1/4 mile13.8 s
Top speed250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.56 g (6 m/s²)
BMW M3 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

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)
Power / weight 201 ps (198 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 225 Nm (166 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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PPZ  1y ago

E36 M3 LTW on Virginia International Raceway did 3:11.6

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expert  11y 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  12y 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  13y ago

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

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John  13y ago

I love this car.