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BMW 318i Touring Automatic

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 BMW 318i Touring Automatic

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 105.1 kW / 140.9 hp / 140.9 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 200.0 N·m / 147.5 lb·ft / 147.5 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 212 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2001
Model318i Touring AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)435 l / 15.36 cu ft / 15.36 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4478 mm / 176.3 in / 176.3 inTotal (curb) weight1485 kg / 3274 lb / 3274 lb
Width1739 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1409 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 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)0.3Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.62 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.4 kW / 20.7 hp / 20.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyBosch ME 9 fuel inj.Engine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power105.1 kW / 140.9 hp / 140.9 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque200.0 N·m / 147.5 lb·ft / 147.5 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.4 kW / 82.3 hp / 82.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.7 kW/l / 1.158 bhp/cu in / 1.158 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.2 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) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed212 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.0 kW/ton / 71.9 bhp/ton / 71.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strutSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/50-R17Tyres rear245/55-ZR17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318i Touring Automatic

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