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BMW 316

(1980 model)

Brief specs of 1980 BMW 316

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1766 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1980
Model316Issued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE21Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4325 mm / 170.3 in / 170.3 inTotal (curb) weight990 kg / 2183 lb / 2183 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity58 l / 12.8 UK gal / 15.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.92 m2 / 20.7 sq ft / 20.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1766 cm3 / 107.8 cu in / 107.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity441.50 cm3/cylinder / 26.942 cu in/cylinder / 26.942 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)27.8 kW / 37.2 hp / 37.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.0 kW/l / 0.835 bhp/cu in / 0.835 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.3 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.64

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)12.10 s / 12.10 s / 12.10 sPower-to-weight ratio90.9 kW/ton / 68.9 bhp/ton / 68.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishbone, Lower trailing link, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 316

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