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BMW M3 (E36 243 PS) specs

Price in US $40,526 - $43,070
Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1465 kg (3230 lbs)
Years built 1996 - 1998
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 11.2 l/100 km (21 mpg US / 25 mpg UK)
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Performance

0 - 60 mph6.0 s
0 - 100 mph16.0 s
0 - 130 mph33.2 s
1/4 mile14.6 s @ 95.0 mph
Top speed225 kph (140 mph)
Lateral acceleration0.84 g (8 m/s²)
70 mph - 051 m (167 ft)
Noise @ idle50 dB
Noise @ 70 mph71 dB

Powertrain specs

Engine type Inline 6
Displacement 3.2 l (192 ci / 3152 cc)
Power 243 ps (240 bhp / 179 kw) @ 6000 rpm
Torque 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) @ 3800 rpm
Power / liter 77 ps (76 hp)
Power / weight 166 ps (164 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 218 Nm (161 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 22 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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FastestLaps  2w ago

They nerfed it pretty badly for US...

 

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Hoppelmoppel123  2w ago

It was still faster than a 911 Carrera S.


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FastestLaps  2w ago @Hoppelmoppel123

I think many owners upgraded to Euro spec. There probably was some exhaust work and little ECU tweaks involved and voila - full power. Most likely it was emissions related nerf.


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Corvolet3  2w ago @Hoppelmoppel123

Must have had a really bad run then. Even a 964 would smoke that Bimmer.


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196ss  2w ago @Corvolet3

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In the Car&Driver same day track comparison M3 was only 0,2 seconds slower then 993S despite big power disadvantage.
It was much faster in corners.
M3 E36/E46 were a serious track weapons in the 90-th, unlike what it became now.


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Corvolet3  2w ago @196ss

Ohh, fair enough then.