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BMW 330d Automatic

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 BMW 330d Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2926 cm3 / 178.6 cu in / 178.6 cu in, 135.0 kW / 181.0 hp / 181.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft @ 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 227 km/h / 141 mph / 141 mph top speed, consumption 8.0 l/100km / 35.3 mpg-UK / 29.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1998
Model330d AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4471 mm / 176.0 in / 176.0 inTotal (curb) weight1610 kg / 3549 lb / 3549 lb
Width1739 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2725 mm / 107.3 in / 107.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1471 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1483 mm / 58.4 in / 58.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.95
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement2926 cm3 / 178.6 cu in / 178.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity487.67 cm3/cylinder / 29.759 cu in/cylinder / 29.759 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio18.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power135.0 kW / 181.0 hp / 181.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft at 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)83.5 kW / 112.0 hp / 112.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.1 kW/l / 1.014 bhp/cu in / 1.014 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque133.3 N·m/l / 1.17 lb·ft/cu in / 1.17 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.76
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.81

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed227 km/h / 141 mph / 141 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio112.4 kW/ton / 85.2 bhp/ton / 85.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)11.1 l/100km / 25.4 mpg-UK / 21.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.2 l/100km / 45.6 mpg-UK / 37.9 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.0 l/100km / 35.3 mpg-UK / 29.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions213 g/km / 343 g/mi / 343 g/mi
  Range788 km / 489 mi / 489 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7J x 17Wheels rear7J x 17
Tyres front205/50 R 17 93WTyres rear205/50 R 17 93W
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front325 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 inBrake diameter rear300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 330d Automatic

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