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BMW E21 3 Series 315 Specs

(1981 - 1984) - Technical Specifications for Years 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
With 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 14.8 seconds, a maximum top speed of 96 mph (154 km/h), a curb weight of 2227 lbs (1010 kgs), the E21 3 Series 315 has a naturally-aspirated In-line 4 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code M98 (M10).
This engine produces a maximum power of 75 PS (74 bhp - 55 kW) at 5800 rpm and a maximum torque of 110 Nm (81 lb.ft) at 3200 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 4 speed Manual gearbox.
About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the E21 3 Series has MacPherson struts coil springs and anti-roll bar front suspension and Semitrailing arms coil springs rear suspension. Stock tire sizes are 165 / on 13 inch rims at the front, and 165 / on 13 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the E21 3 Series 315 braking system includes Discs at the front and Drums at the rear.
The E21 3 Series model is a Sedan car manufactured by BMW, with 2 doors and 5 seats, sold new from year 1981 to 1984, and available after that as a used car.

BMW E21 3 Series 315 Engine Technical Data BMW E21 3 Series 315 Engine Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders : I 4
Engine Code : M98 (M10)
Fuel type :
Petrol
Fuel System : carburettor Pierburg 1B2
Lubrication : Wet sump
Coolant : Water
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 1573 cm3 or 96 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 84 x 71 mm
3.31 x 2.8 inches
Number of valves : 8 Valves
Aspiration : N/A
Compression Ratio : 9.5
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 75 PS or 74 bhp or 55 kW @ 5800 rpm
Maximum torque : 110 Nm or 81 lb.ft @ 3200 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

BMW E21 3 Series 315 Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and RangeBMW E21 3 Series 315 Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range

Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: - L/100km
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Extra Urban: 6.8 L/100km
42 mpg UK / 35 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Highway: 9.0 L/100km
31 mpg UK / 26 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - City: 10.5 L/100km
27 mpg UK / 22 mpg US
Fuel Tank Capacity : 58 L
12.8 UK gallons
15.3 US gallons
CO2 emissions : - g/Km

BMW E21 3 Series 315 Performance BMW E21 3 Series 315 Performance

Top Speed : 154 km/h or 96 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 14.8 s
Acceleration 0 to 1000m : 37.3 s

BMW E21 3 Series 315 Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight BMW E21 3 Series 315 Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight

Body : Sedan
Num. of Doors : 2
Wheelbase : 256.3 cm or 100.91 inches
Length : 435.5 cm or 171.46 inches
Width : 161 cm or 63.39 inches
Height : 138 cm or 54.33 inches
Front Axle : 137.5 cm or 54.13 inches
Rear Axle : 136.5 cm or 53.74 inches
Num. of Seats : 5
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cx : 0.46
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions : Discs (255 mm)
Rear Brakes - Dics dimensions : Drums (250 mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions : 165/- R13
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions : 165/- R13
Front Wheels Width : 5"
Rear Wheels Width : 5"
Curb Weight : 1010 kg OR 2227 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 13.47 kg/hp
Trunk capacity : 460 L
Steering : Rack and pinion.
Front Suspension : MacPherson struts coil springs and anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension : Semitrailing arms coil springs

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