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BMW 320d

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 BMW 320d

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 216 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph top speed, consumption 5.5 l/100km / 51.4 mpg-UK / 42.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2001
Model320dIssued 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4471 mm / 176.0 in / 176.0 inTotal (curb) weight1490 kg / 3285 lb / 3285 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)0.3Frontal 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) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyBosch DDE 5.0Engine 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 ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.9 kW / 96.4 hp / 96.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.3 kW/l / 1.216 bhp/cu in / 1.216 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque165.4 N·m/l / 1.45 lb·ft/cu in / 1.45 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.35

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed216 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio99.3 kW/ton / 75.3 bhp/ton / 75.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.90 s / 8.90 s / 8.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)7.9 l/100km / 35.8 mpg-UK / 29.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)4.5 l/100km / 62.8 mpg-UK / 52.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)5.5 l/100km / 51.4 mpg-UK / 42.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions153 g/km / 246 g/mi / 246 g/mi
  Range1145 km / 712 mi / 712 mi

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 front7.0J x 16Wheels rear7.0J x 16
Tyres front205/55 R 16 91VTyres rear205/55 R 16 91V
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 inBrake diameter rear294 mm / 11.6 in / 11.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 320d

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