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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1987 - 1988
Internal name:E30
Predecessor:BMW 635 CSi Group A
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 21, 2008
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Engine
Configuration M10/S12 Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, alloy head
Displacement 2,302 cc / 140.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 93.0 mm (3.7 in) / 84.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 12.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Bosch Electronic Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 300 bhp / 224 KW @ 8,400 rpm
BHP/Liter 130 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis unitary steel
Front suspension wishbones, McPherson struts, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension diagonal arms, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated and cross-drilled discs, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 960 kilo / 2,116 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,356 mm (171.5 in) / 1,679 mm (66.1 in) / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,565 mm (101 in) / N/A / N/A

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.31 bhp / kg
Top Speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
0-60 mph 5.5 s
0-100 mph 11.0 s

Race history
Major wins
1987 Spa 24 Hours (Jean-Michel Martin / Didier Theys / Eric van de Poele)
1988 Spa 24 Hours (Dieter Quester / Roberto Ravaglia / Altfrid Heger)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Motorsport Magazine (February, 2005)
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