Technical specifications for Eric's
1999 BMW ///M3 are listed below:
Acceleration (0-60mph)5.7 sec
1/4 Mile (Click for my timeslips) 13.9 sec @ 99.8 MPH
Braking Distance (60-0 MPH)113 ft
Roadholding index0.91 g
Slalom69.4 MPH
Drag Coefficient0.32 cd
Type Gas Inline 6-Cyl, 24 valve
Compression Ratio10.5:1
Displacement 3.2L/3152 CC
Bore/Stroke (in)3.40/3.53
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Horsepower 240 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque (lb ft) 236 @ 3800
Electronics Siemens OBD-II
3M Window Tint, 35% Side / 20% Rear - Installed June 4, 1999. In mid 2015 the rear window tint bubbled so on January 21, 2016 it was replaced under warranty.
UUC Motorwerks "Competition" Short Shifter (28% shorter throw than stock) with ERK and Delrin Bushings. Purchased from Turner Motorsport - Installed August 15, 1999.
BMW Factory X-Brace. Purchased from South Motors BMW - Installed February 15, 2000.
Installed East Coast Induction Systems (ECIS)CAI - October 12, 2001. Purchased from SupremePowerParts.
Trackline kit from TC Kline: H&R Sport Springs, w/KONI-SA external adjustable shocks (both front and rear adjustable without removal!), and new rear shock mounts (RSMs). For 'fun' while installing the kit I swapped the stock front strut hats. I ended up with -2.75 and -3.0deg of camber. I felt that was way too much for my 99.1% street car so I got to enjoy taking the car off the alignment rack and returning the mounts to their normal positions. Your results may vary! Obviously for a mostly street car with occasional track visits adjustable camber plates are the way to go. Installed November 16, 2002.
Optima 32R Battery installed June 16, 2004 after the original battery finally died. The Optima started getting weak so I replaced it with a new one in March of 2014.
Dinan Stage 1 Performance Tune D900-32M2 - July 18, 2016 @ 128,796 miles - That is right, this car is still my daily driver (I admit I don't get out much). Classic BMW in Plano, Texas (a Dallas area dealer) held a free raffle and I won a free tune - Thank you Classic BMW! Dinan was able to extract more HP/TQ under the entire RPM range up to max of 10hp and 10ft/lb torque at 5000RPM by re-programming the fuel mixture and ignition timing parameters of the engine management system. The software flash also safely raises the rev-limit to 7200RPM which provides a broader power band and greater road speed potential in each gear. The top speed governor (was 140 MPH) was also eliminated, enabling the vehicle to achieve its natural top speed which is ~160 MPH. This tune is 50 state emissions legal.
Tires - click on the "Multimeda Files" tab at the top of this page to see some of the tires I have had on the car.
1994 (sold as 1995 model year)2,953 (all coupes)
19955,806 (5,763 coupes [1,311 automatic], 43 lightweights)
19963175 (3096 coupes [299 automatic], 79 lightweights)
19977940 (4535 sedans, 3405 coupes)
19988762 (3225 sedans, 2876 convertibles, 2661 coupes)
19996557 (3222 coupes, 3335 convertibles)
EPA Fuel Economy Est (MPG) 20 City / 28 Hwy
Range in Miles328 / 459
Weight distribution (Front/Rear %)49.7 / 50.3
Base Curb Weight (lb) 3175
Type ZF 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Gear Ratio (:1), First 4.21
Second 2.49
Third 1.66
Fourth 1.24
Fifth 1.00
Reverse 3.89
Clutch Size (mm) 240
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F Not Yet Available
Maximum Capacity (amps) 80
Total System Capacity (qts) Not Yet Available
Type MacPherson Strut
Rear suspension type line 1 Multi-Link
Front suspension type line 2 w/Coil Springs
Rear suspension type line 2 w/Central Links
Shock Absorber Diameter (mm) Not Yet Available
Rear shock absorber diameter (mm) Not Yet Available
Stabilizer Bar Diameter (in) Not Yet Available
Rear stabilizer bar diameter (in) Not Yet Available
Type Pwr-Assisted
ABS System Four-Wheel
Disc Yes
Rear disc brake (Yes/No) Yes
Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD -
Rear disc brake rotor diameter x thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD -
Spare wheel size (in) 17 x 7.5
Size P225/45ZR17
Rear tire size P245/40ZR17
Spare wheel type Cast Alloy
Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Rear wheel size (in) 17 x 8.5
Front Rim Type (M-Contour) / Weight (lbs) Cast Alloy / 23.0
Rear Rim Type (M-Contour) / Weight (lbs) Cast Alloy / 23.3
Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8
Lock to Lock Turns 3.2
Curb to Curb 38.1
Wall to Wall Not Yet Available
Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 174.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.3
Height, Overall (in) 52.6
Tread Width (in), Front 56.0
Rear 56.6
Ground Clearance (in) 3.5
Liftover Height (in) Not Yet Available
Trunk Volume (cu ft) 14.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 82.0
EPA Classification Sub-Compact
Head Room (in) 37.8
Leg Room (in) 41.2
Shoulder Room (in) 55.6
Hip Room (in) 52.1
Rear seat head room (in) 36.6
Rear seat leg room (in) 32.7
Rear seat shoulder room (in) 54.9
Rear seat hip room (in) Not Yet Available
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