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BMW 318ti Compact Automatic

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 BMW 318ti Compact Automatic

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1895 cm3 / 115.6 cu in / 115.6 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1998
Model318ti Compact AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

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) weight1315 kg / 2899 lb / 2899 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 clearanceFuel 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 valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.5 mm / 3.29 in / 3.29 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.02
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1895 cm3 / 115.6 cu in / 115.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity473.75 cm3/cylinder / 28.910 cu in/cylinder / 28.910 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.1 kW / 72.5 hp / 72.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.1 kW/l / 1.211 bhp/cu in / 1.211 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque95.0 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.5 kW/ton / 80.7 bhp/ton / 80.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.80 s / 10.80 s / 10.80 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 front235/65-R17104Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318ti Compact Automatic

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