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BMW 120D Sport

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 120D Sport

5-door 5-seater, diesel 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 120.0 kW / 160.9 hp / 160.9 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 218 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed, consumption 8.9 l/100km / 31.7 mpg-UK / 26.4 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model120D SportIssued until
Serie1Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)330 l / 11.65 cu ft / 11.65 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1150 l / 40.61 cu ft / 40.61 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4230 mm / 166.5 in / 166.5 inTotal (curb) weight1344 kg / 2963 lb / 2963 lb
Width1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inDry weight
Height1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inLoad capacity180 kg / 397 lb / 397 lb
Wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in / 105.1 inGross (max.) weight1524 kg / 3360 lb / 3360 lb
Track frontTowing weight708 kg / 1561 lb / 1561 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

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 constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.76 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power120.0 kW / 160.9 hp / 160.9 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)48.0 kW / 64.4 hp / 64.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output60.1 kW/l / 1.322 bhp/cu in / 1.322 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque165.4 N·m/l / 1.45 lb·ft/cu in / 1.45 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) speed218 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio121.6 kW/ton / 92.1 bhp/ton / 92.1 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)8.9 l/100km / 31.7 mpg-UK / 26.4 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions283 g/km / 455 g/mi / 455 g/mi
  Range562 km / 349 mi / 349 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes 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 120D Sport

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