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Specifications: 1978 BMW 323i E21 series

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General Vehicle Specifications

Manufacturer:

  BMW
Country of Origin:
  Germany
Designer:
  n/a
Years of Manufacture:
  1978
Bertone
  n/a
Number Built:
  n/a
Price at Introduction:
  n/a
Models
  n/a
To Identify:
  n/a
RAC Rating:
  23.8
Body
Body Type:
  Sedan Body
No. of Doors:
  2
Front Track:
  1384 mm, 54.5 in
Rear Track:
  1400 mm, 55.1 in
Dimensions and Weight
Total Length:
  4356 mm, 171.5 in
Total Width:
  1610 mm, 63.4 in
Height at Kerb Weight:
  1379 mm, 54.3 in
Wheelbase:
  2565 mm, 101 in
Length Wheelbase Ratio:
  1.7
Ground Clearance:
  n/a
Kerb Weight:
  1135 Kg, 2502 Lb
Weight Distribution (Front):
  n/a
Engine
Capacity:
  2.3 Litre, 2316cc (141.331 cu in)
Type:
  6 Cylinder, Single Overhead Camshaft, 2 Valves Per Cylinder, 12 Valves in Total
Configuration:
  Front, Longitudinal
Sump:
  n/a
Fuel System:
  Bosch Fuel Injection
Head:
  n/a
Bore & Stroke:
  80.00 mm × 76.80 mm, 3.15 in × 3.02 in
Bore/stroke Ratio:
  1.04
Power:
  145 PS (143 bhp) (106.6 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Specific Output :
  61.7 bhp per litre, 1.01 bhp per cubic inch
Torque:
  190.0 Nm (140 ft·lb) (19.4 kgm) @ 4500 rpm
Specific Torque:
  82.04 Nm/litre
Bmep:
  1030.9 kPa (149.5 psi)
Compression Ratio:
  9.50:1
Fuel Capacity:
  58.2 Litres, 12.8 UK Gal, 15.4 US Gal
Unitary Capacity:
  386cc per cylinder
Coolant:
  Water
Intercooler:
  n/a
Aspiration:
  Normal
Compressor Type:
  n/a
Ignition and Electrical:
  n/a
Exhaust:
  n/a
Catalytic Converter:
  No
Main Bearings:
  n/a
Transmission / Gear Box
Transmission:
  5 Speed Manual Transmission
Manual, 4 speed floor mounted:
  n/a
Automatic, 3 speed floor mounted T-Bar:
  n/a
Final drive ratio:
  3.45
Drive:
  Rear Wheel Drive
Performance
0-50 mph (80 km/h):
  n/a
0-60 mph (100 km/h):
  n/a
0-100 mph (161 km/h):
  n/a
Standing ¼ mile:
  n/a
Standing Km:
  n/a
Top speed:
  n/a
Fuel Consumption:
  n/a
CO2 Emissions:
  n/a
Power-to-weight:
  125.99 bhp/ton
Steering and Brakes
Brake Type:
  Ventilated Front Disc Brakes / Disc Rear / Servo-Assisted
Front:
  n/a
Rear:
  n/a
Park Brake:
  n/a
Steering:
  Rack & Pinion Steering
Turns lock-to-lock:
  n/a
Top Gear Ratio:
  0.81
Turning Circle:
  n/a
Suspension, Wheels and Tyres
Front Suspension:
  Independent Suspension / Macpherson Strut / Coil Springs
Rear Suspension:
  Independent Suspension / Semi-Trailing Arm / Coil Springs
Wheels:
   
Front:
  n/a
Rear:
  n/a
Tyres :
   
Front:
  n/a
Rear:
  n/a
Interior
Instruments:
  n/a
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