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BMW 323 ti Compact

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 BMW 323 ti Compact

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, 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, 125.0 kW / 167.6 hp / 167.6 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft @ 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1997
Model323 ti CompactIssued until2001
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE36/5
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE36Number of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4210 mm / 165.7 in / 165.7 inTotal (curb) weight1255 kg / 2767 lb / 2767 lb
Width1698 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1393 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1408 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1418 mm / 55.8 in / 55.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5592592592593  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement2494 cm3 / 152.2 cu in / 152.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity415.63 cm3/cylinder / 25.363 cu in/cylinder / 25.363 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power125.0 kW / 167.6 hp / 167.6 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque245.0 N·m / 180.7 lb·ft / 180.7 lb·ft at 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.0 kW / 67.1 hp / 67.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.101 bhp/cu in / 1.101 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque98.2 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/60 R15Tyres rear205/60 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 323 ti Compact

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