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Old 04-09-2004, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who knows the Cw value of an e36 325i? Is there a site were listed all Cw values from many cars and maybe the frontal areas too?
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what the hell is a cw value?
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cw => wind resistance coefficient

Yeah, I would like to know the value for the e36 too. Can't find it anywhere...





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The range for this values are normally from 0.25 to 0.45 Cw. The lower this number is, how better streamlined the car is...... [is this good english used ]
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That's right, the lower the number, the less wind resistance the body has (measured directly from the front, of course), hence the car is more streamlined.



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I think, long time ago in a magazine it stated the 97 M3 sedan had a cw of .31
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Who knows the Cw value of an e36 325i? Is there a site were listed all Cw values from many cars and maybe the frontal areas too?
0.33. Not so good. Opel calibra rulez in this case
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