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BMW 320d Automatic

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 BMW 320d 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, 120.0 kW / 160.9 hp / 160.9 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 340.0 N·m / 250.8 lb·ft / 250.8 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed, consumption 5.7 l/100km / 49.6 mpg-UK / 41.3 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2006
Model320d AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)460 l / 16.24 cu ft / 16.24 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)260 l / 9.18 cu ft / 9.18 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4530 mm / 178.3 in / 178.3 inTotal (curb) weight1685 kg / 3715 lb / 3715 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity240 kg / 529 lb / 529 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight1925 kg / 4244 lb / 4244 lb
Track frontTowing weight1400 kg / 3086 lb / 3086 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.5 kW / 22.1 hp / 22.1 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
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/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. torque340.0 N·m / 250.8 lb·ft / 250.8 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 torque170.4 N·m/l / 1.49 lb·ft/cu in / 1.49 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio96.7 kW/ton / 73.3 bhp/ton / 73.3 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)5.7 l/100km / 49.6 mpg-UK / 41.3 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions283 g/km / 455 g/mi / 455 g/mi
  Range1053 km / 654 mi / 654 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP). Power assisted steering.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55R16WTyres rear205/55R16W
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 320d Automatic

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