Saturday, May 30, 2009

20. BMW Colors

Here are a couple of useful PDF files, that show you the BMW color codes. The first one contains a comprehensive list of all BMW color codes, with names, and the second one shows a variety of BMW models in various colors. (images just for reference).

Download it from our download page! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

19. Engine swap

After a lot of thinkinkg, we finally decided how we're going to swap the engine from our red E36 to our 'new' green one. The idea is to drop the engine (with half of the suspention still attached), roll back the chasis, roll on the new chasis and bolt it on back, basicaly, without moving the engine. Here are a few pictures. I'll write a little DIY when we finish... We also started striping the interior of the green Beemeer.

Friday, May 22, 2009

18. New body!

Oh finally!

Here are pictures of our new E36. Like I wrote, the red one was just too banged-up to be transformed into a drift machine.

Monday, May 18, 2009

17. BMW Specification - E36 325i

1991 E36 325i 4-door Specification

I was searching the 'net' for some data on my E36. And, I must say, it was not easy to find good quality specs. So, here are some statistics on the subject:

  • Wheelbase: 2700mm - 106,3in
  • Track-Front: 1408mm - 55,4in
  • Track-Rear: 1421 mm - 55,9 in
  • Lenght: 4445mm - 175in
  • Width: 1702mm - 67in
  • Height: 1392mm - 54,8in
  • Lenght/Wheelbase ratio: 1,65
  • Ground clearance: 108mm - 4,3in
  • Kerb weight: 1295kg - 2855lb
  • Weight distribution: 51% front
  • Fuel capacity: 65l/14,3UK Gal
  • Drag coefficient: 0.300
  • Cylinders: 6 (inline)
  • Valves: 24total (4 per cylinder)
  • Power: 192 bhp - 143,2kW @ 5900rpm (DIN)
  • Specific output: 77bhp/litre - 1,26bhp/cu in
  • Max torque: 244Nm (180 ft-lb) (24,9 kgm) @ 4700rpm DIN
  • Specific torque: 97,83 Nm/Litre
  • Bore x stroke: 84.00mm x 75,00 mm (3,31in x 2,95 in)
  • Coolant: Water
  • Bore/stroke ratio: 1,12
  • Unitary capacity: 415,67cc/cylinder
  • Aspiration: Normal
  • Catalytic converter: yes
  • 0-60mph: 7,3s
  • Standing 1/4 mile: 15,8 s
  • Top speed: 227 km/h ( 141 mph)
  • Power to weight ratio: 148,26 bhp/ton
  • Engine location: Front, Longitudinal
  • Drive: Rear
  • Steering: Rack & Pinion PAS
  • Turns - lock 2 lock: 3,4
  • Turning circle: 9,60m
  • Transmition: 5speed manual
  • Top gear ratio: 1,00
  • Final drive ratio: 3,15
  • Model family: E36
I hope you'll find these useful.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

16. U turn!

Just a little update on our project:

We've managed to destroy our welded differential... So basically, our Beemer is now just a landscape decoration. :-P Heh... So, we started thinking, and finally decided that this car just isn't good enough for a drift machine. But, don't worry! We already found a replacement. :-) It' s a (you know it!) - another Beemer E36 4door 325 :-) Unfortunatley, we have to wait 10 days for the delivery. Stay tuned!