BMW 3-Series, 1991-1999
BMW's 3-Series models came of age during the Nineties, setting new standards of luxury, performance and desirability. This volume tells their story, offering a concise yet comprehensive reference to their design and development and to the many specification changes which have been applied to their engines, transmission and other mechanical units as well as to the cars' bodywork and interior equipment. Includes production performance figures.
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Contents Introduction and acknowledgements
THIRDGENERATION 3SERIES E36 bigger and better
NEW TECHNOLOGY Engines and suspensions
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3-Series cars 3-Series Coupe 3-Series models 3-Series saloons 316i Compact 5-speed 84mm bore aluminium cylinder head anti-roll bar assembly automatic transmission BMW 3-Series BMW's bootlid Bosch/BMW engine management/fuel built Cabriolet coil springs Compression ratio Compression ratio 10.5:1 derivatives diesel engines Dingolfing disc brakes doors E36 range E36 Touring E46 Coupe E46 saloon engine bay engine management/fuel injection equipment estate car facia/instrument factory five-door four valves four-cylinder engine four-door saloon front spoiler hatchback intercooler internal ratios iron block larger latest launched layout litre M3 Evolution MacPherson struts manual transmission manufacture Maximum power maximum torque new-generation optional Overall length package panel platform power unit produced rear seats rear suspension Series Siemens/BMW engine management/fuel single overhead camshaft six-cylinder engine standard straight-six stroke style telescopic hydraulic dampers Touring Car racing turbocharged twin overhead camshafts twin-cam two-door Coupe two-seater tyres valves per cylinder variable valve wheelbase