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BMW 320Ci Cabriolet Automatic

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 320Ci Cabriolet Automatic

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2171 cm3 / 132.5 cu in / 132.5 cu in, 125.0 kW / 167.6 hp / 167.6 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 222 km/h / 138 mph / 138 mph top speed, consumption 9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model320Ci Cabriolet AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)300 l / 10.59 cu ft / 10.59 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4830 l / 170.57 cu ft / 170.57 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)300 l / 10.59 cu ft / 10.59 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4490 mm / 176.8 in / 176.8 inTotal (curb) weight1620 kg / 3571 lb / 3571 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity342 kg / 754 lb / 754 lb
Wheelbase2730 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 inGross (max.) weight1962 kg / 4325 lb / 4325 lb
Track frontTowing weight1602 kg / 3532 lb / 3532 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.62 m2 / 6.7 sq ft / 6.7 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.4 kW / 20.6 hp / 20.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2171 cm3 / 132.5 cu in / 132.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity361.91 cm3/cylinder / 22.085 cu in/cylinder / 22.085 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power125.0 kW / 167.6 hp / 167.6 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationMax. torque210.0 N·m / 154.9 lb·ft / 154.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.0 kW / 67.1 hp / 67.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.6 kW/l / 1.265 bhp/cu in / 1.265 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque96.7 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed222 km/h / 138 mph / 138 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio105.3 kW/ton / 79.8 bhp/ton / 79.8 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)9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions224 g/km / 360 g/mi / 360 g/mi
  Range670 km / 417 mi / 417 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 320Ci Cabriolet Automatic

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