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BMW 3 Series E30 M3 Kat. (1987 – 1989)

This BMW 3 Series E30 M3 Kat. model was produced in the period between Oct-1987 and Oct-1989 model years. Also, this BMW is 5 seats 2 doors middle class (bmw 3 series) sedan (saloon).

BMW M3 Kat. (Oct-1987 – Oct-1989)

Body Style:

Sedan (Saloon), 2 doors, 5 seats


Petrol (Gasoline), Straight 4, 2302 ccm


195 Hp @ 6750 rpm / 143 kW @ 6750 rpm


230 Nm @ 4750 rpm


6,8 s 0-100 km/h, max.speed 230 km/h

Fuel Consumption:

Urban: 12,4 l/100km
Highway: 6,2 l/100km at 90 km/h and 7,8 l/100km at 120 km/h
Mixed: 8,8 l/100km

Base Price:

31956 Euro

Equipped with straight 4 petrol (gasoline) engine with 2302 ccm capacity it produces 195 Hp and 143 kW power at 6750 rpm and 230 Nm torque at 4750 rpm with top claim speed 230 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 6,8 s

General info

Brand BMW
Model series 3 Series (E30) M3 Limousine (05/87 – 12/91)
Model M3 Kat. 
Internal code E30
Model start Oct-1987
Model end Oct-1989
Model series start May-1987
Model series end Dec-1991
Body type Sedan (Saloon)
Vehicle class Middle Class (BMW 3 Series)
Number of doors 2
Number of seats 5

Performance and Emissions

This BMW M3 Kat. produces 195 Hp and 143 kW power at 6750 rpm and 230 Nm torque at 4750 rpm with top claim speed 230 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 6,8 s

Power 143 kW / 195 hp @ 6750 rpm
Torque 230 Nm @ 4750 rpm
Acceleration 6,8 s
Top speed 230 km/h
Fuel consumption city 12,4 l/100km
Fuel consumption highway 6,2 l/100km at 90 km/h and 7,8 l/100km at 120 km/h
Fuel consumption mixed 8,8 l/100km
CO2 emissions
Emissions category Euro 1
Fuel tank size 70 l

Official fuel consumption is in the city, on the highway and in the mixed circle. Emission category is Euro 1 with carbon dioxide emissions on the Super fuel type

Dimensions & Weights

Wheelbase 2565 mm
Length 4345 mm
Width 1680 mm
Height 1370 mm
Turning circle 11,1 m
Luggage volume 404 l
Curb weight 1275 kg
Gross weight 1600 kg
Payload 325 kg
Towing capacity braked 12%
Towing capacity unbracked
Vertical load
Roof load 75 kg


Engine type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel type Super
Injection type Indirect injection
Fuel system
Aspiration Naturally aspirated
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2302 ccm
Valve gear DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft)
Valves total 16 valves total, 4 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 w. anti-roll bar front suspension and independent semi-trailing arm, coil springs w. anti-roll bar rear suspension with discs brakes on the front axle and discs on the rear. Stock tire sizes are 205/55r15v front and 205/55r15v rear.

Front suspension Independent Macpherson strut, Coil springs w. Anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Independent Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs w. Anti-roll bar
Front brakes Discs
Rear brake Discs
Tire size front 205/55R15V
Tire size rear
Tire pressure monitoring system
Tire pressure control designation
Runflat designation

Safety equipment

Airbag driver 1110 Euro
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 Lap belt
Rear headrests 123 Euro
Rear head restraints
Active headrests
Isofix designation
Child seat integrated
ABS Standard
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 Standard
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 31956 Euro
Air conditioner 1646 Euro
Central locking system Standard
Window lifter electr. Front 486 Euro
Window lifter electr. Rear
Parking aid
Parking aid designation
Parking assistant
Trailer assist
Hill start assist
Radio 446 Euro
Radio designation BMW Bavaria C
Navigation designation
Emergency function
Alloy wheels Standard
Leather interior 1207 Euro
Metallic paint 486 Euro

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