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BMW 318i Automatic

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 318i Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 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, 105.1 kW / 140.9 hp / 140.9 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 210 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed, consumption 7.2 l/100km / 39.2 mpg-UK / 32.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model318i AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE90Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)440 l / 15.54 cu ft / 15.54 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2803 l / 98.99 cu ft / 98.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4531 mm / 178.4 in / 178.4 inTotal (curb) weight1465 kg / 3230 lb / 3230 lb
Width1817 mm / 71.5 in / 71.5 inDry weight
Height1421 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2760 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1535 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.26Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.56 m2 / 6.0 sq ft / 6.0 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)13.9 kW / 18.7 hp / 18.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) 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 power105.1 kW / 140.9 hp / 140.9 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)63.7 kW / 85.4 hp / 85.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.7 kW/l / 1.158 bhp/cu in / 1.158 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque95.2 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed210 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio96.2 kW/ton / 72.9 bhp/ton / 72.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.90 s / 9.90 s / 9.90 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)7.2 l/100km / 39.2 mpg-UK / 32.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time30.70 s / 30.70 s / 30.70 s CO2 emissions152 g/km / 245 g/mi / 245 g/mi
  Range875 km / 544 mi / 544 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lock2.92Turning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7J x 16Wheels rear7J x 16
Tyres front205/55 R 16 91HTyres rear205/55 R 16 91H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 inBrake diameter rear300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 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 318i Automatic

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