Comparison between:
• BMW 1er Coupe (E82) 125i (petrol, 2009)
• BMW 3er (E36) 325i (petrol, 1990)
• BMW 3er Sedan (F30) 320i (petrol, 2012)
• BMW Z3 (E36/7) 2.8 (petrol, 1997)

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

Basic information about the manufacturer, series and model of the vehicle. First and last years of production.

ManufacturerBMWBMWBMWBMW
Series1er3er3erZ3
ModelCoupe (E82) 125i(E36) 325iSedan (F30) 320i(E36/7) 2.8
First year of production2009199020121997
Last year of production2011199520152000

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

Information about the body style of the vehicle, overall dimensions, weight, boot space and fuel tank capacity.

Body typecoupe (fixed-head coupé)sedan (saloon)sedan (saloon)cabriolet (convertible, drop-head coupé)
Number of doors2 (two)4 (four)4 (four)2 (two)
Number of seats4 (four)5 (five)5 (five)2 (two)
Wheelbase2660.00 mm (millimeters)
8.73 ft (feet)
104.72 in (inches)
2.6600 m (meters)
2700.00 mm (millimeters)
8.86 ft (feet)
106.30 in (inches)
2.7000 m (meters)
2810.00 mm (millimeters)
9.22 ft (feet)
110.63 in (inches)
2.8100 m (meters)
2446.00 mm (millimeters)
8.02 ft (feet)
96.30 in (inches)
2.4460 m (meters)
Front track1474.00 mm (millimeters)
4.84 ft (feet)
58.03 in (inches)
1.4740 m (meters)
1408.00 mm (millimeters)
4.62 ft (feet)
55.43 in (inches)
1.4080 m (meters)
1543.00 mm (millimeters)
5.06 ft (feet)
60.75 in (inches)
1.5430 m (meters)
1413.00 mm (millimeters)
4.64 ft (feet)
55.63 in (inches)
1.4130 m (meters)
Rear track1507.00 mm (millimeters)
4.94 ft (feet)
59.33 in (inches)
1.5070 m (meters)
1421.00 mm (millimeters)
4.66 ft (feet)
55.94 in (inches)
1.4210 m (meters)
1583.00 mm (millimeters)
5.19 ft (feet)
62.32 in (inches)
1.5830 m (meters)
1494.00 mm (millimeters)
4.90 ft (feet)
58.82 in (inches)
1.4940 m (meters)
Length4360.00 mm (millimeters)
14.30 ft (feet)
171.65 in (inches)
4.3600 m (meters)
4433.00 mm (millimeters)
14.54 ft (feet)
174.53 in (inches)
4.4330 m (meters)
4624.00 mm (millimeters)
15.17 ft (feet)
182.05 in (inches)
4.6240 m (meters)
4050.00 mm (millimeters)
13.29 ft (feet)
159.45 in (inches)
4.0500 m (meters)
Width1748.00 mm (millimeters)
5.73 ft (feet)
68.82 in (inches)
1.7480 m (meters)
1698.00 mm (millimeters)
5.57 ft (feet)
66.85 in (inches)
1.6980 m (meters)
1811.00 mm (millimeters)
5.94 ft (feet)
71.30 in (inches)
1.8110 m (meters)
1740.00 mm (millimeters)
5.71 ft (feet)
68.50 in (inches)
1.7400 m (meters)
Height1423.00 mm (millimeters)
4.67 ft (feet)
56.02 in (inches)
1.4230 m (meters)
1393.00 mm (millimeters)
4.57 ft (feet)
54.84 in (inches)
1.3930 m (meters)
1429.00 mm (millimeters)
4.69 ft (feet)
56.26 in (inches)
1.4290 m (meters)
1293.00 mm (millimeters)
4.24 ft (feet)
50.91 in (inches)
1.2930 m (meters)
Ground clearance147.00 mm (millimeters)
0.48 ft (feet)
5.79 in (inches)
0.1470 m (meters)
130.00 mm (millimeters)
0.43 ft (feet)
5.12 in (inches)
0.1300 m (meters)
140.00 mm (millimeters)
0.46 ft (feet)
5.51 in (inches)
0.1400 m (meters)
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Minimum trunk/boot space capacity370.0 l (liters)
13.07 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.37 m3 (cubic meters)
370000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
435.0 l (liters)
15.36 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.43 m3 (cubic meters)
435000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
480.0 l (liters)
16.95 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.48 m3 (cubic meters)
480000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
165.0 l (liters)
5.83 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.17 m3 (cubic meters)
165000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity----
Curb weight1405 kg (kilograms)
3097.49 lbs (pounds)
1330 kg (kilograms)
2932.15 lbs (pounds)
1400 kg (kilograms)
3086.47 lbs (pounds)
1285 kg (kilograms)
2832.94 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight1845 kg (kilograms)
4067.53 lbs (pounds)
1790 kg (kilograms)
3946.27 lbs (pounds)
1950 kg (kilograms)
4299.01 lbs (pounds)
1550 kg (kilograms)
3417.17 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank53.0 l (liters)
11.66 UK gal (UK gallons)
14.00 US gal (US gallons)
65.0 l (liters)
14.30 UK gal (UK gallons)
17.17 US gal (US gallons)
60.0 l (liters)
13.20 UK gal (UK gallons)
15.85 US gal (US gallons)
51.0 l (liters)
11.22 UK gal (UK gallons)
13.47 US gal (US gallons)

Engine

Technical data about the vehicle's engine - location, displacement, aspiration, cylinders, valves, compression, fuel, etc.

Type of fuelpetrolpetrolpetrolpetrol
Type of fuel systemmulti-point fuel injection (MPFI)multi-point fuel injection (MPFI)direct injectionmulti-point fuel injection (MPFI)
Engine model----
Engine locationlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement2996 cc (cubic centimeters)2494 cc (cubic centimeters)1997 cc (cubic centimeters)2793 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism typedouble overhead camshaft (DOHC)double overhead camshaft (DOHC)-double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Type of aspirationnaturally aspiratednaturally aspiratedturbonaturally aspirated
Compression ratio10.70 : 110.50 : 111.00 : 110.20 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersinline/straight engineinline/straight engineinline/straight engineinline/straight engine
Number of cylinders6 (six)6 (six)4 (four)6 (six)
Valves per cylinder4 (four)4 (four)4 (four)4 (four)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)85.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.35 in (inches)
0.0850 m (meters)
84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)
84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)
84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)88.00 mm (millimeters)
0.29 ft (feet)
3.46 in (inches)
0.0880 m (meters)
75.00 mm (millimeters)
0.25 ft (feet)
2.95 in (inches)
0.0750 m (meters)
90.10 mm (millimeters)
0.30 ft (feet)
3.55 in (inches)
0.0901 m (meters)
84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)

Power, torque, acceleration, speed

Information about the maximum power, torque, speed and the revolutions per minute, at which they are reached. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km.

Maximum power218 hp (horse power)
162.6 kW (kilowatts)
221.0 ps (metric horsepower)
192 hp (horse power)
143.2 kW (kilowatts)
194.7 ps (metric horsepower)
184 hp (horse power)
137.2 kW (kilowatts)
186.6 ps (metric horsepower)
192 hp (horse power)
143.2 kW (kilowatts)
194.7 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at6100 rpm (revolutions per minute)5900 rpm (revolutions per minute)5000 rpm (revolutions per minute)5500 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque270 Nm (newton meters)
27.5 kgm (kilogram meters)
199.1 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
245 Nm (newton meters)
25.0 kgm (kilogram meters)
180.7 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
270 Nm (newton meters)
27.5 kgm (kilogram meters)
199.1 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
300 Nm (newton meters)
30.6 kgm (kilogram meters)
221.3 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at2500 - 4250 rpm (revolutions per minute)4200 rpm (revolutions per minute)1250 - 4500 rpm (revolutions per minute)3500 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Redline RPM----
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h6.40 s (seconds)8.00 s (seconds)7.30 s (seconds)6.90 s (seconds)
Maximum speed245 km/h (kilometers per hour)
152.24 mph (miles per hour)
233 km/h (kilometers per hour)
144.78 mph (miles per hour)
235 km/h (kilometers per hour)
146.02 mph (miles per hour)
225 km/h (kilometers per hour)
139.81 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient0.3-0.29-

Fuel consumption

Information about the fuel consumption (urban, extra-urban, combined).

Fuel consumption (urban)11.4 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.51 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.01 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
20.63 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.45 mpl (miles per liter)
8.77 km/l (kilometers per liter)
11.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.62 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.14 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
19.77 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.22 mpl (miles per liter)
8.40 km/l (kilometers per liter)
8.2 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.80 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.17 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
28.68 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.58 mpl (miles per liter)
12.20 km/l (kilometers per liter)
12.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.84 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.41 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
18.23 mpg (miles per gallon)
4.82 mpl (miles per liter)
7.75 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)5.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.30 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.56 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
39.87 mpg (miles per gallon)
10.53 mpl (miles per liter)
16.95 km/l (kilometers per liter)
6.6 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.45 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.74 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
35.64 mpg (miles per gallon)
9.41 mpl (miles per liter)
15.15 km/l (kilometers per liter)
4.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.08 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.29 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
48.00 mpg (miles per gallon)
12.68 mpl (miles per liter)
20.41 km/l (kilometers per liter)
7.4 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.63 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.95 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
31.79 mpg (miles per gallon)
8.40 mpl (miles per liter)
13.51 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)7.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.74 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.09 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
29.77 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.87 mpl (miles per liter)
12.66 km/l (kilometers per liter)
8.8 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.94 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.32 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
26.73 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.06 mpl (miles per liter)
11.36 km/l (kilometers per liter)
6.1 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.34 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.61 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
38.56 mpg (miles per gallon)
10.19 mpl (miles per liter)
16.39 km/l (kilometers per liter)
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EU emission standardEURO V-EURO V-
Catalytic converter----
CO2 emissions190 g/km (grammes per kilometer)-144 - 147 g/km (grammes per kilometer)-

Transmission, drive type

Information about the transmission (automatic and/or manual), number of gears/speeds and type of drive.

Transmission model----
Type of transmissionmanualmanualmanualmanual
Number of automatic gears----
Number of manual gears6 (six)5 (five)6 (six)5 (five)
Final drive ratio----
Drive typerear wheel drive (RWD)rear wheel drive (RWD)rear wheel drive (RWD)rear wheel drive (RWD)

Steering

Technical specifications about the type of steering and the vehicle's turning circle (turning diameter).

Type of steeringrack and pinionrack and pinionrack and pinionrack and pinion
Type of power steeringelectrichydraulicelectrichydraulic
Turning circle diameter10.70 m (meters)
35.10 ft (feet)
421.26 in (inches)
-11.30 m (meters)
37.07 ft (feet)
444.88 in (inches)
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Suspension

Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - double wishbones - wishbone - independent suspension
- coil springs
- shock absorber strut/damper
Type of rear suspension - independent suspension
- multi-link suspension
- coil springs - independent suspension
- multi-link suspension
- coil springs

Brakes

Type of brakes used on the front and rear wheels as well as presence of an ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Type of front brakesventilated discsventilated discsventilated discsventilated discs
Type of rear brakesventilated discsdiscsventilated discsdiscs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)YesYesYesYes

Wheels

Type and size of the rims and tyres of the vehicle.

Rim size7J X 17R157J X 16, 7.5J X 16, 7.5J X 17, 8.5J X 17, 8J X 18, 8.5J X 18, 8J X 19, 8.5J X 19R16
Tyre code205/50 R17 89W205/60 R15205/60 R16 92W, 225/55 R16, 225/50 R17, 255/45 R17, 225/45 R18, 255/40 R18, 225/40 R19, 255/35 R19225/50 R16