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1985-1993 BMW 3-Series convertible E30 specifications

1985-1993 BMW 3-Series convertible E30 specifications Classic and Performance Car

After the Baur convertibles with their bulky roll-over structures, the in-house 3-Series convertible, which made do with a strengthened windscreen surround instead, looked an incredibly clean design. And in a marketplace dominated by cluttered convertible designs, the E30 convertible did very well indeed. Available with a variety of engine options, the 318i version was the most popular in the UK, although the 325i came a close second. Rapidly disappearing from the UK’s roads, grab a good one now – values are bound to be on the up soon.

Production

  • Production:
    143,425
  • Price at launch:
    £11,590
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,250
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.4secs
  • Top speed:
    135.0mph
  • Power:
    169.0bhp
  • Torque:
    167.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arm, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4325mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2570mm
  • Width:
    1645mm
  • Height:
    1380mm
  • Weight:
    1090kgs

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