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BMW 3 Series E21 315 (5-Man) (1981 – 1984)

This BMW 3 Series E21 315 (5-Man) model was produced in the period between Mar-1981 and Jun-1984 model years. Also, this BMW is 5 seats 2 doors middle class (bmw 3 series) sedan (saloon).

BMW 315 (5-Man) (Mar-1981 – Jun-1984)

Body Style:

Sedan (Saloon), 2 doors, 5 seats


Petrol (Gasoline), Straight 4, 1573 ccm


75 Hp @ 5800 rpm / 55 kW @ 5800 rpm


110 Nm @ 3200 rpm


14,8 s 0-100 km/h, max.speed 154 km/h

Fuel Consumption:

Urban: 10,5 l/100km
Highway: 6,8 l/100km at 90 km/h and 9,0 l/100km at 120 km/h
Mixed: 8,8 l/100km

Base Price:

8752 Euro

Equipped with straight 4 petrol (gasoline) engine with 1573 ccm capacity it produces 75 Hp and 55 kW power at 5800 rpm and 110 Nm torque at 3200 rpm with top claim speed 154 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 14,8 s

General info

Brand BMW
Model series 3 Series (E21) Limousine (08/79 – 06/84)
Model 315 (5-Man)
Internal code E21
Model start Mar-1981
Model end Jun-1984
Model series start Aug-1979
Model series end Jun-1984
Body type Sedan (Saloon)
Vehicle class Middle Class (BMW 3 Series)
Number of doors 2
Number of seats 5

Performance and Emissions

This BMW 315 produces 75 Hp and 55 kW power at 5800 rpm and 110 Nm torque at 3200 rpm with top claim speed 154 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 14,8 s

Power 55 kW / 75 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque 110 Nm @ 3200 rpm
Acceleration 14,8 s
Top speed 154 km/h
Fuel consumption city 10,5 l/100km
Fuel consumption highway 6,8 l/100km at 90 km/h and 9,0 l/100km at 120 km/h
Fuel consumption mixed 8,8 l/100km
CO2 emissions
Emissions category Without catalytic converter
Fuel tank size 58 l

Official fuel consumption is 10,5 l/100km in the city, 6,8 l/100km on the highway and 8,8 l/100km in the mixed circle on the Super Plus fuel type.

Dimensions & Weights

Wheelbase 2563 mm
Length 4355 mm
Width 1610 mm
Height 1380 mm
Turning circle 10,3 m
Luggage volume 404 l
Curb weight 1050 kg
Gross weight 1440 kg
Payload 390 kg
Towing capacity braked 12% 1200 kg
Towing capacity unbracked 500 kg
Vertical load N.A.
Roof load 75 kg


Engine type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel type Super Plus
Injection type Carburettor
Fuel system 1 Pierburg carburettor
Aspiration Naturally aspirated
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1573 ccm
Valve gear SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft)
Valves total 8 valves total, 2 per cylinder


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Gearbox type Manual transmission, 5 speed
Start / stop system
Shift indicator

Suspension, brakes and tyres

For the better road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort in the chassis construction it has independent macpherson strut, coil springs front suspension and independent semi-trailing arm, coil springs rear suspension with discs brakes on the front axle and drum brakes on the rear. Stock tire sizes are 165r13s front and 165r13s rear.

Front suspension Independent Macpherson strut, Coil springs
Rear suspension Independent Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Front brakes Discs
Rear brake Drum brakes
Tire size front 165R13S
Tire size rear 165R13S
Tire pressure monitoring system
Tire pressure control designation
Runflat designation

Safety equipment

Airbag driver
Airbag passenger
Front side airbag
Front side airbag designation
Rear side airbag
Rear side airbag designation
Front head airbag
Front head airbag designation
Rear head airbag
Rear head airbag designation
Airbag Other
Airbag Other designation
Airbag deactivation
Airbag deactivation designation
Pre-crash system
Pre-Crash system designation
3-point belt rear center Standard
3-point belt rear center – designation Beckengurt
Rear headrests 104 Euro
Rear head restraints
Active headrests
Isofix designation
Child seat integrated
Brake assist
Brake assist designation
City emergency brake assist
Emergency brake Assist
Collision warning
Cornering brake control
Traction control
Drive slip regulation
Electronic stability program
Driving dynamics control
Vehicle Dynamics Control – Trailer
Charging status check
Brake light dynamic
Brake light dynamic designation
Active steering
Fog lights 145 Euro
Variable light distribution
Xenon headlights
LED headlights
Laser headlights
Light sensor
Rain sensor
Auto distance control
Automatic distance control designation
Traffic jam assistant
Night view assist
Pedestrian detection
Drowsiness detection
Lane departure
Lane change assistant
Emergency assistant
Intersection assistant
Intersection assistant
Pedestrian protection system
Traffic sign recognition
Head-up display (HUD)
Speed ​​limiter
High-beam assistant


Warranty (vehicle) No
Paint warranty No
Rust warranty 6 Years
Additional warranty

Prices and additional equipment

Base price 8752 Euro
Air conditioner 1478 Euro
Central locking system
Window lifter electr. Front
Window lifter electr. Rear
Parking aid
Parking aid designation
Parking assistant
Trailer assist
Hill start assist
Radio 333 Euro
Radio designation BMW Bavaria S
Navigation designation
Emergency function
Alloy wheels 689 Euro
Leather interior
Metallic paint 401 Euro

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