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BMW 316i

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 BMW 316i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 141.0 N·m / 104.0 lb·ft / 104.0 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1991
Model316iIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE36Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4445 mm / 175.0 in / 175.0 inTotal (curb) weight1128 kg / 2487 lb / 2487 lb
Width1702 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
Height1392 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1418 mm / 55.8 in / 55.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1431 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.0 kW / 20.1 hp / 20.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplyBo DME fuel inj.Engine displacement1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.348 cu in/cylinder / 24.348 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque141.0 N·m / 104.0 lb·ft / 104.0 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.2 kW / 56.6 hp / 56.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.7 kW/l / 1.027 bhp/cu in / 1.027 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque88.3 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.20 s / 11.20 s / 11.20 sPower-to-weight ratio88.7 kW/ton / 67.2 bhp/ton / 67.2 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 316i

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