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BMW 323Ci Automatic

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 BMW 323Ci Automatic

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in, 126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1999
Model323Ci AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4488 mm / 176.7 in / 176.7 inTotal (curb) weight1457 kg / 3212 lb / 3212 lb
Width1758 mm / 69.2 in / 69.2 inDry weight
Height1387 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2725 mm / 107.3 in / 107.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1471 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1478 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inWeight distribution (front)51.5 % / 51.5 % / 51.5 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.5 kW / 22.1 hp / 22.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplySiemens MS 42 fuel inj.Engine displacement2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity415.67 cm3/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder / 25.366 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.1 kW / 95.4 hp / 95.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.8 kW/l / 1.117 bhp/cu in / 1.117 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.2 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.76
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.46

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sPower-to-weight ratio116.7 kW/ton / 88.4 bhp/ton / 88.4 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
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.4Turning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link,U&LLat Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.0 x 16Wheels rear7.0 x 16
Tyres front205/55 R 16 91HTyres rear205/55 R 16 91H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front287 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear277 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 323Ci Automatic

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