BMW 3 E36




BMW 3 E36

Year of production 1990 - 1999

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_E36

Category: 3 Series

The BMW E36 is the third generation of the 3 Series compact executive cars produced by BMW. Development began in 1983, with final design being approved in 1988. It was introduced in late 1990 (as a 1991 model) for Europe and in April 1991 (as a 1992 model) for US and Canada. It was the successor to the E30 3 Series and was eventually replaced by the E46 3 Series in 1998, though E36 coupes were still produced for the 1999 model year. The E36 experienced enormous success in the market. It laid strong foundations for the success that the BMW E46 enjoyed in subsequent years.

Also known as the "dolphin shape", the E36 was sold from 1991 through 1999. All E36 saloons, coupes, and estates employed the "Z-axle" multilink suspension in the rear which had been proven in the Z1. The hatchback body style, known as the E36/5 or BMW Compact. In order to save space due to its truncated rear end, the Compact used a rear semi-trailing arm suspension based on the older E30 (also found in the Z3 and M Coupe), instead of the Z-Axle Multilink employed in all other E36's.

In the United States, the four-door E36 were on sale by April 1991, while the E30 coupes were retained until well into 1992 when they were replaced by E36 coupes. The E36 convertible was delayed until 1993.

The hatchback body style, known as the BMW Compact, was introduced in 1995 starting with the 318ti, being very popular in Europe but largely unsuccessful in North America. The "Touring" estate was sold in Europe from 1995, but was not available in the United States.

DOHC engines were used across the range (except in entry level models, see table below), with VANOS variable valve timing introduced in 1993. The 2.5 L M50B25 used in the 325i models was replaced in 1996 with the 2.8 L M52B28, creating the 328 line. Another 2.5 L I6 engine, the M52B25, was reintroduced for 1998 but badged as the 323i rather than 325i. The E36 was the first vehicle to offer a 5-speed automatic transmission, 5HP18 made by ZF.

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User's manuals (4) Add

Model Year Document Language Size Pages
3 E36 1998 e36 manual 98.pdf English 3.51 MB 179
3 E36 1991 manual bmw bavaria c business rds.pdf English 1.12 MB 34
3 E36 1992 - 1997 e36 uzivatelsky navod cesky.pdf Czech 34.3 MB 122
3 E36 1989 - 2000 jak na to bmw e36.pdf Czech 192 MB 331

Repair manuals (30) Add

Model Year Document Language Size Pages
3 E36 316i 1998 - 2001 pr5 20rl.pdf English 4.03 MB 423
3 E36 1998 1998 318is c 323i c 328i c m3 c electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 4.34 MB 386
3 E36 318ti 1997 - 1998 1998 318ti electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 2.95 MB 281
3 E36 318ti 1997 1997 318ti electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 6.06 MB 275
3 E36 1997 1997 318is c 328i c electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 9.6 MB 384
3 E36 318ti 1996 1996 318ti electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 7.69 MB 314
3 E36 1996 1996 318is c 320i 325i c 328i c electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 15.8 MB 502
3 E36 316i 1995 - 1998 fi5 98gb.pdf English 3.99 MB 416
3 E36 318ti 1995 1995 e36 318ti electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 7.14 MB 300
3 E36 318ti 1995 1995 e36 318ti compact electrical troubleshooting.pdf English 5.77 MB 300
3 E36 1995 1995 e36 318i s c 320i 325i s c electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 12.5 MB 436
3 E36 from 1994 bmw ews drive away protection system.pdf English 715 KB 30
3 E36 1993 1993 e36 318i 318is 325i 325is electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 8.98 MB 334
3 E36 1993 1993 e36 electrical troubleshooting.pdf English 6.87 MB 54
3 E36 1992 - 1998 bmw 3 e36 series 1992 1998 service manual.pdf English 92.7 MB 759
3 E36 1992 - 1998 3 e36 service manual.pdf English 92.4 MB
3 E36 318ic 1992 1992 318ic electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 15.7 MB 127
3 E36 318ic 1992 1992 bmw 318ic electrical troubleshooting.pdf English 6.72 MB 43
3 E36 1992 1992 e36 325i convertible electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 22.4 MB 142
3 E36 1992 1992 e36 318is 325i electrical troubleshooting manual.pdf English 7.86 MB 310
3 E36 1990 - 1999 bmw etm e36 1998 notcompact.pdf English 5.74 MB 577
3 E36 M3 1990 1990 m3 electrical troubleshooting.pdf English 6.77 MB 46
3 E36 e36 electrical wiring diagrams.rar English 57.2 MB
3 E36 zf 5hp18 5hp19 5hp24 5hp30 diagnostic guide.pdf English 4.68 MB 102
3 E36 e36 driver information systems.pdf English 3.66 MB 70
3 E36 e36 z3 convertible tops adjust.pdf English 879 KB 29
3 E36 e36 alarm installation instruction.PDF English 613 KB 20
3 E36 Alpina B8 alpina b8 parts catalogue german.pdf German 574 KB 41
3 E36 1997 bmw e36 318tds 325td 325tds estudio y manual de taller.pdf Spanish 59.3 MB 111
3 E36 1991 - 1999 bmw e36 manual de taller gasolina.pdf Spanish 53.3 MB 111

Data sheets and catalogues (1) Add

Model Year Document Language Size Pages
3 E36 alpina teile e36.pdf German 799 KB 13

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Engines


Year Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
1995 1999 M52B24 gasoline 6 / In-Line
1990 1994 316i M40B16 (E36 version) gasoline 1 596 4 / In-Line 75 kW 141 Nm
1993 1999 316i M43B16 gasoline 1 596 4 / In-Line 75 kW 150 Nm
1999 2000 316i M43TUB19 77kW gasoline 1 895 4 / In-Line 77 kW 165 Nm
1992 1993 318i M40B18 gasoline 1 796 4 85 kW 165 Nm 8
1992 1996 318i M42B18 gasoline 1 796 4 / In-Line 103 kW 172 Nm 16
1992 1998 318i M43B18 gasoline 1 796 4 / In-Line 85 kW 168 Nm
1992 1996 318is M42B18 gasoline 1 796 4 / In-Line 103 kW 172 Nm 16
1996 2000 318is M44B19 gasoline 1 895 4 / In-Line 103 kW 180 Nm
1994 2000 318tds M41D17 diesel 1 665 4 / In-Line 66 kW 190 Nm
1992 1996 318ti M42B18 gasoline 1 796 4 / In-Line 103 kW 172 Nm 16
1996 2000 318ti M44B19 gasoline 1 895 4 / In-Line 103 kW 180 Nm
1991 1992 320i M50B20 gasoline 1 991 6 / In-Line 110 kW 190 Nm
1994 1999 320i M52B20 gasoline 1 991 6 / In-Line 110 kW 190 Nm
1995 1999 323i M52B25 gasoline 2 494 6 / In-Line 125 kW 245 Nm
1995 1999 323ti M52B25 gasoline 2 494 6 / In-Line 125 kW 245 Nm
1991 1992 325i M50B25 gasoline 2 494 6 / In-Line 141 kW 245 Nm
1991 1992 325is M50B25 gasoline 2 494 6 / In-Line 141 kW 245 Nm
1996 1998 325td M51D25TU UL diesel 2 498 6 / In-Line 85 kW 230 Nm
1991 1996 325td M51D25 UL diesel 2 498 6 / In-Line 85 kW 222 Nm
1996 1998 325tds M51D25TU OL diesel 2 498 6 / In-Line 105 kW 280 Nm
1993 1996 325tds M51D25 OL diesel 2 498 6 / In-Line 105 kW 260 Nm 12
1995 2000 328i M52B28 gasoline 2 793 6 / In-Line 142 kW 280 Nm 24
1995 1995 M3 S50 (USA) gasoline 2 990 6 / In-Line 210 kW 320 Nm
1992 1995 M3 S50B30 gasoline 2 990 6 / In-Line 210 kW 320 Nm
1995 1999 M3 S50B32 gasoline 3 201 6 / In-Line 236 kW 350 Nm
1996 1999 M3 S52B32 gasoline 3 152 6 / In-Line 179 kW 320 Nm

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1994 BMW 3 E36 316i 1.6 (97 cui)

3 photos  |  4 service books  |  12.79 l/100 km

Performance 75 kW (102 PS) at 5500 rpm. Max speed 195 km/h. Weight 1 275 kg. Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 596 ccm (97 cui), 4-cylinder, In-Line.

1993 BMW 3 E36 320i 2.0 (122 cui)

7 photos  |  15.57 l/100 km

Performance 110 kW (150 PS) at 5400 rpm. Torque 150 Nm (111 ft/lb) at 5400 rpm. Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 000 ccm (122 cui), 6-cylinder, In-Line, 24-valves.

1995 BMW 3 E36 325tds 2.5 (152 cui)

1 photos  |  4 service books  |  7.73 l/100 km

Performance 105 kW (143 PS) at 4800 rpm. Max speed 206 km/h. Weight 1 485 kg. Fuel diesel. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 497 ccm (152 cui).

1995 BMW 3 E36 320i 2.0 (121 cui)

35 photos  |  13 service books  |  3 discussions  |  7.30 l/100 km

Performance 110 kW (150 PS) at 6000 rpm. Torque 190 Nm (140 ft/lb) at 4200 rpm. Max speed 212 km/h. Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 991 ccm (121 cui), 6-cylinder, In-Line, 24-valves, M52B20, M52B20.

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1998 BMW 3 E36 325tds 2.5 (152 cui)

34 photos  |  47 service books  |  29 discussions  |  7.34 l/100 km

Performance 105 kW (143 PS) at 4800 rpm. Torque 280 Nm (207 ft/lb) . Max speed 206 km/h. Weight 1 485 kg. Fuel diesel. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 497 ccm (152 cui), 6-cylinder, In-Line, M51D25 OL.