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BMW 3 Series E36 M3 Cabrio (1995 – 1999)

Equipped with straight 6 petrol (gasoline) engine with 3201 ccm capacity it produces 321 Hp and 236 kW power at 7400 rpm and 350 Nm torque at 3250 rpm with top claim speed 250 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5,6 s

BMW M3 Cabrio (Sep-1995 – Aug-1999)

Body Style:

Cabrio, 2 doors, 4 seats


Petrol (Gasoline), Straight 6, 3201 ccm


321 Hp @ 7400 rpm / 236 kW @ 7400 rpm


350 Nm @ 3250 rpm


5,6 s 0-100 km/h, max.speed 250 km/h

Fuel Consumption:

Urban: 17,0 l/100km
Highway: 7,7 l/100km
Mixed: 11,1 l/100km

Base Price:

51129 Euro

Equipped with straight 6 petrol (gasoline) engine with 3201 ccm capacity it produces 321 Hp and 236 kW power at 7400 rpm and 350 Nm torque at 3250 rpm with top claim speed 250 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5,6 s

General info

Model series3 Series (E36) M3 Cabrio (09/95 – 08/99)
ModelM3 Cabrio 
Internal codeE36
Model startSep-1995
Model endAug-1999
Model series startSep-1995
Model series endAug-1999
Body typeCabrio
Vehicle classMiddle Class (BMW 3 Series)
Number of doors2
Number of seats4

Performance and Emissions

This BMW M3 Cabrio produces 321 Hp and 236 kW power at 7400 rpm and 350 Nm torque at 3250 rpm with top claim speed 250 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5,6 s

Power236 kW / 321 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque350 Nm @ 3250 rpm
Acceleration5,6 s
Top speed250 km/h
Fuel consumption city17,0 l/100km
Fuel consumption highway7,7 l/100km
Fuel consumption mixed11,1 l/100km
CO2 emissions
Emissions categoryEuro 2
Fuel tank size65 l

Official fuel consumption is 17,0 l/100km in the city, 7,7 l/100km on the highway and 11,1 l/100km in the mixed circle. Emission category is Euro 2 with carbon dioxide emissions on the Super Plus fuel type

Dimensions & Weights

Wheelbase2700 mm
Length4433 mm
Width1710 mm
Height1340 mm
Turning circle10,7 m
Luggage volume230 l
Curb weight1635 kg
Gross weight1980 kg
Payload345 kg
Towing capacity braked 12%
Towing capacity unbracked
Vertical load
Roof load


Engine typePetrol (Gasoline)
Fuel typeSuper Plus
Injection typeIndirect injection
Fuel system
AspirationNaturally aspirated
CylindersStraight 6
Capacity3201 ccm
Valve gearDOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft)
Valves total24 valves total, 4 per cylinder


DrivetrainRear wheel drive
Gearbox typeManual transmission, 6 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 semi-trailing arm, coil springs w. anti-roll bar front suspension and independent “z-axle” multilink suspension, coil springs w. anti-roll bar rear suspension with discs brakes on the front axle and discs on the rear. Stock tire sizes are 225/45r17zr front and 245/40r17zr rear.

Front suspensionIndependent Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs w. Anti-roll bar
Rear suspensionIndependent “Z-axle” multilink suspension, Coil springs w. Anti-roll bar
Front brakesDiscs
Rear brakeDiscs
Tire size front225/45R17ZR
Tire size rear245/40R17ZR
Tire pressure monitoring system
Tire pressure control designation
Runflat designation

Safety equipment

Airbag driverStandard
Airbag passengerStandard
Front side airbagStandard
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
3-point belt rear center – designation
Rear headrestsPackage
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 lightsStandard
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 warrantyNo
Rust warranty6 Years
Additional warranty

Prices and additional equipment

Base price51129 Euro
Air conditionerStandard
Central locking systemStandard
Window lifter electr. FrontStandard
Window lifter electr. RearStandard
Parking aid332 Euro
Parking aid designationRear
Parking assistant
Trailer assist
Hill start assist
Radio455 Euro
Radio designationBMW Reverse RDS
Navigation designation
Emergency function
Alloy wheelsStandard
Leather interior2145 Euro
Metallic paint588 Euro

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