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BMW 320i Coupe

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 BMW 320i Coupe

2-door 4-seater coupé, 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1990 cm3 / 121.4 cu in / 121.4 cu in, 112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 214 km/h / 133 mph / 133 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1998
Model320i CoupeIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4440 mm / 174.8 in / 174.8 inTotal (curb) weight1310 kg / 2888 lb / 2888 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
FuelStroke66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1990 cm3 / 121.4 cu in / 121.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity331.75 cm3/cylinder / 20.245 cu in/cylinder / 20.245 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power112.0 kW / 150.2 hp / 150.2 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationMax. torque190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.8 kW / 60.1 hp / 60.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.3 kW/l / 1.237 bhp/cu in / 1.237 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque95.5 N·m/l / 0.84 lb·ft/cu in / 0.84 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) speed214 km/h / 133 mph / 133 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio116.1 kW/ton / 88.0 bhp/ton / 88.0 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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front230/65-R17Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 320i Coupe

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