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BMW 318i

(1991 model)

Brief specs of 1991 BMW 318i

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 161.0 N·m / 118.7 lb·ft / 118.7 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 196 km/h / 122 mph / 122 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1991
Model318iIssued 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) weight1145 kg / 2524 lb / 2524 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)Stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyBo DME fuel inj.Engine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity449.00 cm3/cylinder / 27.400 cu in/cylinder / 27.400 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque161.0 N·m / 118.7 lb·ft / 118.7 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.4 kW / 63.6 hp / 63.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.9 kW/l / 1.032 bhp/cu in / 1.032 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque89.6 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 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)7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 sTop (maximal) speed196 km/h / 122 mph / 122 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.00 s / 10.00 s / 10.00 sPower-to-weight ratio98.7 kW/ton / 74.8 bhp/ton / 74.8 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-lock3.4Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,Mulit Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/65 R 15Tyres rear185/65 R 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318i

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