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BMW 318 iS

(1993 model)

Brief specs of 1993 BMW 318 iS

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 213 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph top speed, consumption 7.7 l/100km / 36.7 mpg-UK / 30.5 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1993
Model318 iSIssued until1998
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE36/4
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE36Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4433 mm / 174.5 in / 174.5 inTotal (curb) weight1240 kg / 2734 lb / 2734 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 front1418 mm / 55.8 in / 55.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1431 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6418518518519  

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 CodeM42B18Total number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.037037037037
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.88 cm3/cylinder / 27.393 cu in/cylinder / 27.393 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque175.0 N·m / 129.1 lb·ft / 129.1 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)45.2 kW / 60.7 hp / 60.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output57.4 kW/l / 1.260 bhp/cu in / 1.260 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque97.4 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed213 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.20 s / 10.20 s / 10.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)10.9 l/100km / 25.9 mpg-UK / 21.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)7.7 l/100km / 36.7 mpg-UK / 30.5 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions180 g/km / 290 g/mi / 290 g/mi (est.)
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front185/65 R15Tyres rear185/65 R15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318 iS

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