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1979-1982 BMW 3-series Baur Cabriolet specifications

1979-1982 BMW 3-series Baur Cabriolet specifications Classic and Performance Car

The BMW 3-Series was another landmark car for BMW – as it took the best bits of the ‘02 Series and refined them for the 1970s. Huge sales success followed, while the numbers 325 become something of a legend. The Baur cabriolet, introduced in 1979 further extended the appeal of the range, even if its bulky roll-over bar marred the open air feel. But there were positive benefits – it felt solid, and had ample crash protection. Sales were slow, though, no doubt because of the high price. Rare today, after many examples fell prey to the effects of rust.

Production

  • Price (excellent)
    £5,500
  • Price (good):
    £4,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,250
  • Price (project):
    £650

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.5secs
  • Top speed:
    116.0mph
  • Power:
    123.0bhp
  • Torque:
    125.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson Struts, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4325mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2570mm
  • Width:
    1645mm
  • Height:
    1380mm
  • Weight:
    1104kgs

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