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BMW 318ti Compact

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 BMW 318ti Compact

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, 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, 110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 200.0 N·m / 147.5 lb·ft / 147.5 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 7.4 l/100km / 38.2 mpg-UK / 31.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2004
Model318ti CompactIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)310 l / 10.95 cu ft / 10.95 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1100 l / 38.85 cu ft / 38.85 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4270 mm / 168.1 in / 168.1 inTotal (curb) weight1380 kg / 3042 lb / 3042 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity426 kg / 939 lb / 939 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight1806 kg / 3982 lb / 3982 lb
Track frontTowing weight1302 kg / 2870 lb / 2870 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

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 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine 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 ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power110.0 kW / 147.5 hp / 147.5 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque200.0 N·m / 147.5 lb·ft / 147.5 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.1 kW/l / 1.212 bhp/cu in / 1.212 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.3 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
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 ratio109.2 kW/ton / 82.7 bhp/ton / 82.7 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)7.4 l/100km / 38.2 mpg-UK / 31.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions173 g/km / 279 g/mi / 279 g/mi (est.)
  Range851 km / 529 mi / 529 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
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 318ti Compact

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