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BMW 330Ci Automatic

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 BMW 330Ci Automatic

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2979 cm3 / 181.8 cu in / 181.8 cu in, 170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 246 km/h / 153 mph / 153 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2000
Model330Ci 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) weight1540 kg / 3395 lb / 3395 lb
Width1745 mm / 68.7 in / 68.7 inDry weight
Height1369 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 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)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.59 m2 / 6.4 sq ft / 6.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.7 kW / 19.7 hp / 19.7 hp

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)Stroke89.6 mm / 3.53 in / 3.53 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement2979 cm3 / 181.8 cu in / 181.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)93.0 kW / 124.6 hp / 124.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.1 kW/l / 1.254 bhp/cu in / 1.254 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.7 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.38

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed246 km/h / 153 mph / 153 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio148.1 kW/ton / 112.2 bhp/ton / 112.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.00 s / 7.00 s / 7.00 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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 330Ci Automatic

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