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BMW 116i

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 116i

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in, 85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 150.0 N·m / 110.6 lb·ft / 110.6 lb·ft @ 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed, consumption 7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model116iIssued until
Serie1Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)330 l / 11.65 cu ft / 11.65 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2803 l / 98.99 cu ft / 98.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1150 l / 40.61 cu ft / 40.61 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4250 mm / 167.3 in / 167.3 inTotal (curb) weight1280 kg / 2822 lb / 2822 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity310 kg / 683 lb / 683 lb
Wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in / 105.1 inGross (max.) weight1590 kg / 3505 lb / 3505 lb
Track frontTowing weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.1 kW / 21.5 hp / 21.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.86
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity342.01 cm3/cylinder / 20.871 cu in/cylinder / 20.871 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque150.0 N·m / 110.6 lb·ft / 110.6 lb·ft at 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm / 4300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.0 kW / 45.6 hp / 45.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output53.3 kW/l / 1.170 bhp/cu in / 1.170 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.0 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio89.8 kW/ton / 68.0 bhp/ton / 68.0 bhp/ton
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)7.5 l/100km / 37.7 mpg-UK / 31.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions276 g/km / 444 g/mi / 444 g/mi
  Range667 km / 414 mi / 414 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering Traction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP). Power assisted ste
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 116i

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