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BMW 320D Touring Automatic

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 320D Touring Automatic

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), 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, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 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
Model320D Touring AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)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)1385 l / 48.91 cu ft / 48.91 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4530 mm / 178.3 in / 178.3 inTotal (curb) weight1460 kg / 3219 lb / 3219 lb
Width1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inDry weight
Height1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inLoad capacity545 kg / 1202 lb / 1202 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight2005 kg / 4420 lb / 4420 lb
Track frontTowing weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 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)2.20 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 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)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
FueldieselStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
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 typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio111.6 kW/ton / 84.6 bhp/ton / 84.6 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 emissions194 g/km / 312 g/mi / 312 g/mi
  Range840 km / 522 mi / 522 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 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 320D Touring Automatic

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