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BMW 318tds Compact

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 BMW 318tds Compact

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, diesel 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1665 cm3 / 101.6 cu in / 101.6 cu in, 67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 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 from1998
Model318tds CompactIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)310 l / 10.95 cu ft / 10.95 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5010 l / 176.93 cu ft / 176.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4210 mm / 165.7 in / 165.7 inTotal (curb) weight1290 kg / 2844 lb / 2844 lb
Width1698 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1393 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1408 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1413 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.34Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.4 sq ft / 7.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.0 kW / 22.8 hp / 22.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FueldieselStroke82.8 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1665 cm3 / 101.6 cu in / 101.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity416.25 cm3/cylinder / 25.401 cu in/cylinder / 25.401 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power67.1 kW / 90.0 hp / 90.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.3 kW / 56.7 hp / 56.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.3 kW/l / 0.886 bhp/cu in / 0.886 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque114.1 N·m/l / 1.00 lb·ft/cu in / 1.00 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio69.8 kW/ton / 52.9 bhp/ton / 52.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h13.90 s / 13.90 s / 13.90 sFuel 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 front185/65-R15Tyres rear185/65-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318tds Compact

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