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BMW 320i Touring Automatic

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 BMW 320i Touring Automatic

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in, 94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 164.0 N·m / 121.0 lb·ft / 121.0 lb·ft @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1988
Model320i Touring AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE30Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4325 mm / 170.3 in / 170.3 inTotal (curb) weight1250 kg / 2756 lb / 2756 lb
Width1645 mm / 64.8 in / 64.8 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1407 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity64 l / 14.1 UK gal / 16.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.36Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.5 sq ft / 7.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.3 kW / 23.1 hp / 23.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity331.83 cm3/cylinder / 20.250 cu in/cylinder / 20.250 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque164.0 N·m / 121.0 lb·ft / 121.0 lb·ft at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)42.9 kW / 57.5 hp / 57.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.6 kW/l / 1.045 bhp/cu in / 1.045 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque82.4 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio101.6 kW/ton / 77.0 bhp/ton / 77.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h13.30 s / 13.30 s / 13.30 sFuel 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 time34.50 s / 34.50 s / 34.50 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6J x 14Wheels rear6J x 14
Tyres front195/65 R 14 HTyres rear195/65 R 14 H
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 320i Touring Automatic

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