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BMW 318 Cabriolet

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 BMW 318 Cabriolet

4-door 5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1996
Model318 CabrioletIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5040 l / 177.99 cu ft / 177.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4440 mm / 174.8 in / 174.8 inTotal (curb) weight1445 kg / 3186 lb / 3186 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.4 sq ft / 6.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.8 kW / 19.9 hp / 19.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power85.0 kW / 114.0 hp / 114.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque168.0 N·m / 123.9 lb·ft / 123.9 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.0 kW / 45.6 hp / 45.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output47.3 kW/l / 1.040 bhp/cu in / 1.040 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.5 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear 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 ratio80.3 kW/ton / 60.8 bhp/ton / 60.8 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/60-R15Tyres rear205/60-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318 Cabriolet

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