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BMW M3 (E36 286 PS E36) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1420-1480 kg (3131-3263 lbs)
Introduced 1993
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 14.3-6.5 l/100 km (16-36 mpg US / 20-43 mpg UK)
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Lap times

Acceleration

0 - 60 kph3.3 s
0 - 80 kph4.7 s
0 - 100 kph5.6 s
0 - 120 kph8.6 s
0 - 200 kph20.9 s
1000 m25.0 s
80 - 120 kph (4)5.5 s
80 - 120 kph (5)7.6 s
80 - 120 kph8.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph14.9 s
0 - 60 mph5.3 s
0 - 100 mph12.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.9 s @ 87.0 mph
1/4 mile13.7 s
BMW M3 acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed253 kph (157 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.52 g (5 m/s²)
Est. emissions181 g/km
100 kph - 038 m (124 ft)
Noise @ idle44 dB
Noise @ 80 kph65 dB
Noise @ 100 kph67 dB

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 196 ps (193 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 24 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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196ss  1m ago

Car january/1994:

Price as tested £37 000 (base £32 450)
0-60 mph – 5.3 sec
0-100 mph – 13.0 sec
Overall MPG – 22.9


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hostboy  3m ago

That MPG figure is complete bulls**t

 

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FastestLaps  3m ago

Maybe at 80 kph on smooth highway with zero traffic and some tailwind maybe :)


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hostboy  3m ago @FastestLaps

I mean, 36 mpg?!


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PPZ  3y ago

E36 M3 LTW on Virginia International Raceway did 3:11.6
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29418181/1995-bmw-m3-lightweight-lightning-lap/


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expert  12y 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  13y 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  14y ago

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


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John  15y ago

I love this car.