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BMW introduced a new generation of the 3 Series in 1982.

It was an important step forward compared to its predecessor, especially since it also came in the highly-demanded four-door shape.

The first generation of the 3 Series was a blast to drive for those times. It was a sports coupe vehicle that charmed close to 1.4-million customers worldwide, and it could have been even more successful if it had a four-door version. However, that problem was fixed with the introduction of the 3 Series' second generation, the famous E30.

One of the most coveted features of the first-generation 3 Series was the quad-headlights design, and the carmaker decided to make it standard on the entire range. Its black grille with horizontal slats and the kidney grille that adorned the center of the front fascia were easy to recognize. It was an advanced design for its time, with body-colored bumpers adorned by black rubber strips to protect it from small scratches. The chromed trims around the windows were specific for the pre-facelifted model, which appeared in 1987. Even though it sported a four-door bodywork, the sedan shared the same wheelbase as its coupe sibling.

Inside, the dashboard featured a driver-oriented center stack, with the HVAC controls placed under the stereo. Worth mentioning that not all versions came fitted with an AC unit. Also, not all versions featured a tachometer. BMW installed bucket seats for the front passengers and a center console that subtly divided the driving area from the rest of the car. At the back, the carmaker placed a bench for three, although the one seated in the middle had to share their legroom with the transmission tunnel.

Under the hood, BMW placed a wide engine range, sending their power to the rear wheels via a manual or an automatic transmission.

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BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 1982 - 1992
  22 gasoline engines
  • 316 4AT (90 HP)
  • 316 5MT (90 HP)
  • 316i 4AT (102 HP)
  • 316i 4AT (99 HP)
  • 316i 5MT (102 HP)
  • 316i 5MT (99 HP)
  • 318i 4AT (105 HP)
  • 318i 4AT (113 HP)
  • 318i 5MT (105 HP)
  • 318i 5MT (113 HP)
  • 320i 4AT (125 HP)
  • 320i 4AT (129 HP)
  • 320i 5MT (125 HP)
  • 320i 5MT (129 HP)
  • 323i 4AT (150 HP)
  • 323i 5MT (150 HP)
  • 325e 4AT (129 HP)
  • 325e 5MT (129 HP)
  • 325i 4AT (170 HP)
  • 325i 5MT (170 HP)
  • 325ix 4AT (170 HP)
  • 325ix 5MT (170 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 324d 4AT (86 HP)
  • 324d 5MT (86 HP)
  • 324td 4AT (116 HP)
  • 324td 5MT (116 HP)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 316 4AT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  316 4AT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1766 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 5500 RPM
90 HP @ 5500 RPM
89 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
140 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
106 mph (171 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2315 lbs (1050 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3329 lbs (1510 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 316 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  316 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1766 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 5500 RPM
90 HP @ 5500 RPM
89 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
140 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
108.7 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2270.8 lbs (1030 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3284.9 lbs (1490 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
30.2 mpg US (7.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
185 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 316i 4AT (102 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  316i 4AT (102 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1766 cm3
Power
75 KW @ 5800 RPM
102 HP @ 5800 RPM
101 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
140 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
109 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2436 lbs (1105 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3450 lbs (1565 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 316i 4AT (99 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  316i 4AT (99 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1596 cm3
Power
72.8 KW @ 5500 RPM
99 HP @ 5500 RPM
98 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
104 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
141 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2436 lbs (1105 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3450 lbs (1565 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 316i 5MT (102 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  316i 5MT (102 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1766 cm3
Power
75 KW @ 5800 RPM
102 HP @ 5800 RPM
101 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
140 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2392 lbs (1085 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3406 lbs (1545 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
204 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 316i 5MT (99 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  316i 5MT (99 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1596 cm3
Power
72.8 KW @ 5500 RPM
99 HP @ 5500 RPM
98 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
104 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
141 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2392 lbs (1085 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3406 lbs (1545 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 318i 4AT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  318i 4AT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1766 cm3
Power
77 KW @ 5800 RPM
105 HP @ 5800 RPM
103 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
107 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
145 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
110 mph (177 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2293 lbs (1040 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3307 lbs (1500 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 318i 4AT (113 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  318i 4AT (113 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1795 cm3
Power
83.1 KW @ 5500 RPM
113 HP @ 5500 RPM
111 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
120 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
162 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
114 mph (183 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2436 lbs (1105 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3450 lbs (1565 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 318i 5MT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  318i 5MT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1766 cm3
Power
77 KW @ 5800 RPM
105 HP @ 5800 RPM
103 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
107 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
145 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
114 mph (183 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2292.8 lbs (1040 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3306.9 lbs (1500 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
30.1 mpg US (7.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
186 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 318i 5MT (113 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  318i 5MT (113 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1795 cm3
Power
83.1 KW @ 5500 RPM
113 HP @ 5500 RPM
111 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
120 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
162 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
117 mph (188 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2392 lbs (1085 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3406 lbs (1545 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 320i 4AT (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  320i 4AT (125 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
1990 cm3
Power
92 KW @ 5800 RPM
125 HP @ 5800 RPM
123 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
170 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2425 lbs (1100 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3439 lbs (1560 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 320i 4AT (129 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  320i 4AT (129 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
1990 cm3
Power
94.9 KW @ 6000 RPM
129 HP @ 6000 RPM
127 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
128 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
174 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2491 lbs (1130 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3505 lbs (1590 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 320i 5MT (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  320i 5MT (125 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
1990 cm3
Power
92 KW @ 5800 RPM
125 HP @ 5800 RPM
123 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
170 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121.8 mph (196 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2381 lbs (1080 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3395.1 lbs (1540 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
204 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 320i 5MT (129 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  320i 5MT (129 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
1990 cm3
Power
94.9 KW @ 6000 RPM
129 HP @ 6000 RPM
127 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
128 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
174 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
122 mph (196 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2447 lbs (1110 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3461 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 323i 4AT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  323i 4AT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2316 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 6000 RPM
150 HP @ 6000 RPM
148 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
205 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60 VR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2491 lbs (1130 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3505 lbs (1590 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
26.7 mpg US (8.8 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 323i 5MT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  323i 5MT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2316 cm3
Power
110 KW @ 6000 RPM
150 HP @ 6000 RPM
148 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
205 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/60 VR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2447.1 lbs (1110 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3461.2 lbs (1570 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
212 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 325e 4AT (129 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  325e 4AT (129 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2693 cm3
Power
95 KW @ 4800 RPM
129 HP @ 4800 RPM
127 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
170 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
230 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
117 mph (188 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2557 lbs (1160 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3571 lbs (1620 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 325e 5MT (129 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  325e 5MT (129 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2693 cm3
Power
95 KW @ 4800 RPM
129 HP @ 4800 RPM
127 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
170 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
230 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119.9 mph (193 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2513.3 lbs (1140 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3527.4 lbs (1600 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
200 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 325i 4AT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  325i 4AT (170 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2494 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5800 RPM
170 HP @ 5800 RPM
168 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
167 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
226 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
132 mph (212 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 VR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2690 lbs (1220 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3704 lbs (1680 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
23.8 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 325i 5MT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  325i 5MT (170 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2494 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5800 RPM
170 HP @ 5800 RPM
168 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
167 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
226 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
134.8 mph (217 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 VR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2524.3 lbs (1145 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3538.4 lbs (1605 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
212 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 325ix 4AT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  325ix 4AT (170 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2494 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5800 RPM
170 HP @ 5800 RPM
168 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
167 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
226 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
131 mph (211 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 VR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.3 cuFT (405 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2767 lbs (1255 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3781 lbs (1715 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 325ix 5MT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  325ix 5MT (170 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2494 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5800 RPM
170 HP @ 5800 RPM
168 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
167 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
226 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
132 mph (212 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 VR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.3 cuFT (405 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2866 lbs (1300 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3880 lbs (1760 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 324d 4AT (86 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  324d 4AT (86 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2443 cm3
Power
63 KW @ 4600 RPM
86 HP @ 4600 RPM
84 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
112 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
152 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
98 mph (158 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
18.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2679 lbs (1215 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3693 lbs (1675 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 324d 5MT (86 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  324d 5MT (86 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2443 cm3
Power
63 KW @ 4600 RPM
86 HP @ 4600 RPM
84 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
112 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM
152 Nm @ 2500 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
103 mph (166 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
175/70 TR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2634.5 lbs (1195 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3648.6 lbs (1655 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
27 mpg US (8.7 L/100Km)
Highway
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
Combined
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
182 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 324td 4AT (116 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  324td 4AT (116 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2443 cm3
Power
85 KW @ 4800 RPM
116 HP @ 4800 RPM
114 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
162 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
220 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2822 lbs (1280 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3836 lbs (1740 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E30) 324td 5MT (116 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  324td 5MT (116 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2443 cm3
Power
85 KW @ 4800 RPM
116 HP @ 4800 RPM
114 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
162 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
220 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
116 mph (187 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/65 HR14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.1 in (4321 mm)
Width
64.6 in (1641 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
55.5/55.9 in (1,410/1,420 mm)
Wheelbase
101.2 in (2570 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15 cuFT (425 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2777.8 lbs (1260 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3791.9 lbs (1720 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
Highway
45.2 mpg US (5.2 L/100Km)
Combined
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
185 g/km
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