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BMW 316 i (102 HP)

(1990 model)

Brief specs of 1990 BMW 316 i (102 HP)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in, 75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 150.0 N·m / 110.6 lb·ft / 110.6 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1990
Model316 i (102 HP)Issued 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) weight1190 kg / 2624 lb / 2624 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 CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1666666666667
Fuel supplyMultipoint InjectionEngine displacement1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.01 cm3/cylinder / 24.349 cu in/cylinder / 24.349 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque150.0 N·m / 110.6 lb·ft / 110.6 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.0 kW / 40.2 hp / 40.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output47.0 kW/l / 1.033 bhp/cu in / 1.033 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.0 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 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 front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres front185/65 R15Tyres rear185/65 R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 316 i (102 HP)

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