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BMW 120i

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 BMW 120i

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, 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, 125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp @ 6700 rpm / 6700 rpm / 6700 rpm, 210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph top speed, consumption 6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2007
Model120iIssued until
Serie1Number made
Model familyE87Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)330 l / 11.65 cu ft / 11.65 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1150 l / 40.61 cu ft / 40.61 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4239 mm / 166.9 in / 166.9 inTotal (curb) weight1365 kg / 3009 lb / 3009 lb
Width1748 mm / 68.8 in / 68.8 inDry weight
Height1421 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2660 mm / 104.7 in / 104.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight1760 kg / 3880 lb / 3880 lb
Track rear1493 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance145 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity53 l / 11.7 UK gal / 14.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.63 m2 / 6.8 sq ft / 6.8 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.7 kW / 21.0 hp / 21.0 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 supplydirect petrol injectionEngine 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 ratio12.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp at 6700 rpm / 6700 rpm / 6700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)76.3 kW / 102.3 hp / 102.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output62.8 kW/l / 1.380 bhp/cu in / 1.380 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque105.3 N·m/l / 0.92 lb·ft/cu in / 0.92 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed224 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio123.1 kW/ton / 93.3 bhp/ton / 93.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.70 s / 7.70 s / 7.70 sFuel consumption, City (urban)8.7 l/100km / 32.5 mpg-UK / 27.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)5.1 l/100km / 55.4 mpg-UK / 46.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions152 g/km / 245 g/mi / 245 g/mi
  Range828 km / 515 mi / 515 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J x 16
Tyres front205/55 R 16Tyres rear205/55 R 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 inBrake diameter rear296 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 120i

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