**The most popular BMW ever.... the BMW 3 series e30**

The e30 was introduced late in 1982, and in the showroom from 1983. It is the successor of the e21, and uses many of it's parts.

The first models to be shown at the dealers' were the 316, 318i, 320i and 323i (the latter 2 with 6 cylinder engines), all 2 door versions.

Standard on the 6 cylinder models (m20 engine) were a rev counter and check control panel, which checks if your lights are working, the oil, the wiperfluid and coolantfluid.

Later in 1983 the 4 door models were introduced, with the same specifications as the 2 door model.

The e30 received some changes in 1985. The 320i now came with a 129HP engine (same M20 engine as before).

Also a range of larger-engined models were added, and so was the new diesel-powered e30.

The 325i, 325ix, 325e and 324d were added; the 325i carried the M20 engine with 170HP, the same as the 325iX which was powered on all 4 wheels.

The 325e was an economical model, which was only available in the US, and has the same 2.5 liter M20 engine, but with only 122HP.

The first diesel had a top speed of 165km/h and 86HP.

A remarkable thing happened in South-Africa, where the most powerfull 3 series wasn't powerfull enough, and BMW decided to put in the M30 engine from the 5 series.

The new 333i blasted over the road with a stunning 197HP!

From 1987 the e30 got a facelift, the rear lightunits transformed, as did the front spoiler...

And thank god the spare tyre was finally made invisible to the people driving behind you.

In 1987 the 324td was introduced, next to the less-powered 324d, the newest turbodiesel had 115HP (M21 engine).

Also the new 316i received the 318i engine, which now had 102HP. And the 318i received the new M40 engine with 113HP.

The 1987 316i didn't survive long as the 1988 316i replaced it, now carrying an M40 engine with "only" 100HP.

From 1988 the new touring was available as 320i, 325i, 325ix and 324td.

In 1989 the new 318is came on the market, this little sports-coupĂ© had a 4 cylinder 16 valve engine (M42) which produced 136HP,

and the 318i was made available as a touring.

The convertible got a facelift in 1991, and the 316i touring was on the market.

The e30 was built until the last 4 cylinder touring left the factory in 1994.

In total there were over 2.2 million e30's built in 10 years!

## Specifications for BMW 3 series e30 cabrio

Type | Built | Performance | Fuel cons | Engine | Power/Torque |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

BMW 318i LCI3 Series (E30) cabrio | 1991 - 1993 | Topspd: 187km/h 0-100km/h: 12s | Code: M40 B18 Kat 1796cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 83kW / 113HP at 5500rpm 162Nm at 4250rpm | |

BMW 320i 3 Series (E30) cabrio | 1986 - 1993 | Topspd: 195km/h 0-100km/h: 11.5s | Code: M20 B20 Motronic 1990cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 95kW / 129HP at 6000rpm 174Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 325i 3 Series (E30) cabrio | 1986 - 1993 | Topspd: 216km/h 0-100km/h: 8.7s | Code: M20 B25 2494cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 126kW / 171HP at 5800rpm 226Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW M3 3 Series (E30) cabrio | 1988 - 1989 | Topspd: 226km/h 0-100km/h: 7.4s | Code: S14 B23 2302cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 147kW / 200HP at 6750rpm 240Nm at 4750rpm | |

BMW M3 3 Series (E30) cabrio | 1989 - 1990 | Topspd: 226km/h 0-100km/h: 7.3s | Code: S14 B23 Kat 2302cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 158kW / 215HP at 6750rpm 244Nm at 4750rpm | |

* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear |

## Specifications for BMW 3 series e30 sedan

Type | Built | Performance | Fuel cons | Engine | Power/Torque |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

BMW 315 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1983 - 1987 | Code: M98 (M10) 1573cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 55kW / 75HP at 5800rpm 110Nm at 3200rpm | ||

BMW 316 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1982 - 1987 | Topspd: 180km/h | Code: M41 (M10) 1573cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 66kW / 90HP at 6000rpm 125Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 316i LCI3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1988 - 1991 | Topspd: 182km/h 0-100km/h: 12.1s | Code: M40 B16 Kat 1596cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 73kW / 99HP at 5500rpm 141Nm at 4250rpm | |

BMW 316i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1987 - 1988 | Topspd: 182km/h | Code: M10 B18 1766cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 77kW / 105HP at 5800rpm 145Nm at 4500rpm | |

BMW 318i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1983 - 1988 | Topspd: 195km/h 0-100km/h: 11.2s | Code: M10 B18 1766cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 77kW / 105HP at 5800rpm 145Nm at 4500rpm | |

BMW 318i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1982 - 1983 | Topspd: 178km/h 0-100km/h: 11.2s | Code: M10 B18 1766cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 77kW / 105HP at 5800rpm 145Nm at 4500rpm | |

BMW 318i LCI3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1987 - 1991 | Topspd: 188km/h 0-100km/h: 10.8s | Code: M40 B18 Kat 1796cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 83kW / 113HP at 5500rpm 162Nm at 4250rpm | |

BMW 318is LCI3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1989 - 1991 | Topspd: 202km/h 0-100km/h: 9.9s | Code: M42 B18 Kat 1796cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 100kW / 136HP at 6000rpm 172Nm at 4600rpm | |

BMW 320i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1982 - 1985 | Topspd: 224km/h 0-100km/h: 10.6s | Code: M20 B20 L-jetronic 1990cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 92kW / 125HP at 5800rpm 170Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 320i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1985 - 1991 | Topspd: 198km/h 0-100km/h: 10.6s | Code: M20 B20 Motronic 1990cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 95kW / 129HP at 6000rpm 174Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 320is LCI3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1989 - 1990 | Topspd: 231km/h 0-100km/h: 7.5s | City: 12.8 l/100km Hway: 8 l/100km Avg: 9 l/100km | Code: S14 B20 1990cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 141kW / 192HP at 6900rpm 210Nm at 4900rpm |

BMW 323i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1982 - 1984 | Topspd: 205km/h 0-100km/h: 8.5s | Code: M20 B23 2316cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 102kW / 139HP at 5300rpm 205Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 323i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1984 - 1985 | Topspd: 205km/h 0-100km/h: 8.5s | Code: M20 B23 2316cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 110kW / 150HP at 6000rpm 205Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 324d 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1985 - 1991 | Topspd: 165km/h 0-100km/h: 16.1s | Code: M21 D24 2443cc - 6cyl / 12v diesel | 63kW / 86HP at 4600rpm 152Nm at 2500rpm | |

BMW 324td LCI3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1987 - 1991 | Topspd: 187km/h 0-100km/h: 11.2s | Code: M21 D24 Turbo 2443cc - 6cyl / 12v diesel | 85kW / 116HP at 4800rpm 220Nm at 2400rpm | |

BMW 325e 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1985 - 1987 | Topspd: 198km/h | Code: M20 B27 2693cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 95kW / 129HP at 4250rpm 240Nm at 3250rpm | |

BMW 325i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1985 - 1991 | Topspd: 220km/h 0-100km/h: 8.3s | Code: M20 B25 2494cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 126kW / 171HP at 5800rpm 226Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 325ix 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1985 - 1991 | Topspd: 212km/h 0-100km/h: 9.2s | Code: M20 B25 2494cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 126kW / 171HP at 5800rpm 226Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 333i 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1985 - 1987 | Topspd: 231km/h 0-100km/h: 7.2s | Code: M30 (M69) 3210cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 145kW / 197HP at 5500rpm 285Nm at 4300rpm | |

BMW M3 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1986 - 1989 | Topspd: 229km/h 0-100km/h: 6.8s | Code: S14 B23 2302cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 147kW / 200HP at 6750rpm 240Nm at 4750rpm | |

BMW M3 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1989 - 1990 | Topspd: 229km/h 0-100km/h: 6.6s 80-120km/h*: 7.8s | City: 12.4 l/100km Hway: 7.8 l/100km | Code: S14 B23 Kat 2302cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 158kW / 215HP at 6750rpm 244Nm at 4750rpm |

BMW M3 evo 1 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1987 | Topspd: 240km/h 0-100km/h: 6.7s | Code: S14 B23 2302cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 147kW / 200HP at 6750rpm 240Nm at 4750rpm | |

BMW M3 evo 2 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1988 | Topspd: 240km/h 0-100km/h: 6.6s | Code: S14 B23 EVO2 2302cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 162kW / 220HP at 6750rpm 245Nm at 4750rpm | |

BMW M3 evo 3 3 Series (E30) Sedan | 1989 - 1990 | Topspd: 246km/h 0-100km/h: 6.2s | Code: S14 B25 Kat EVO3 2467cc - 4cyl / 16v petrol | 175kW / 238HP at 7000rpm 240Nm at 4750rpm | |

* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear |

## Specifications for BMW 3 series e30 touring

Type | Built | Performance | Fuel cons | Engine | Power/Torque |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

BMW 316i LCI3 Series (E30) Touring | 1991 - 1994 | Topspd: 179km/h 0-100km/h: 13.9s | Code: M40 B16 Kat 1596cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 73kW / 99HP at 5500rpm 141Nm at 4250rpm | |

BMW 318i LCI3 Series (E30) Touring | 1989 - 1994 | Topspd: 188km/h 0-100km/h: 11.7s | Code: M40 B18 Kat 1796cc - 4cyl / 8v petrol | 83kW / 113HP at 5500rpm 162Nm at 4250rpm | |

BMW 320i LCI3 Series (E30) Touring | 1987 - 1991 | Topspd: 196km/h 0-100km/h: 11.5s | Code: M20 B20 Motronic 1990cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 95kW / 129HP at 6000rpm 174Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 324td LCI3 Series (E30) Touring | 1987 - 1992 | Topspd: 187km/h 0-100km/h: 12.3s | Code: M21 D24 Turbo 2443cc - 6cyl / 12v diesel | 85kW / 116HP at 4800rpm 220Nm at 2400rpm | |

BMW 325i LCI3 Series (E30) Touring | 1987 - 1992 | Topspd: 214km/h 0-100km/h: 8.8s | Code: M20 B25 2494cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 126kW / 171HP at 5800rpm 226Nm at 4000rpm | |

BMW 325ix LCI3 Series (E30) Touring | 1987 - 1991 | Topspd: 208km/h 0-100km/h: 9.7s | Code: M20 B25 2494cc - 6cyl / 12v petrol | 126kW / 171HP at 5800rpm 226Nm at 4000rpm | |

* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear |