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BMW 316i Compact

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 BMW 316i Compact

3-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in, 76.1 kW / 102.1 hp / 102.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 150.0 N·m / 110.6 lb·ft / 110.6 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 189 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1994
Model316i CompactIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE36Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4830 l / 170.57 cu ft / 170.57 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4210 mm / 165.7 in / 165.7 inTotal (curb) weight1160 kg / 2557 lb / 2557 lb
Width1698 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1393 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1418 mm / 55.8 in / 55.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1423 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity52 l / 11.4 UK gal / 13.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 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 valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.348 cu in/cylinder / 24.348 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power76.1 kW / 102.1 hp / 102.1 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque150.0 N·m / 110.6 lb·ft / 110.6 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.3 kW / 44.6 hp / 44.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.7 kW/l / 1.048 bhp/cu in / 1.048 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque94.0 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 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)8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sTop (maximal) speed189 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio87.9 kW/ton / 66.6 bhp/ton / 66.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h12.60 s / 12.60 s / 12.60 sFuel 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 frontIndependent, MacPherson strutSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front175/70-HR14Tyres rear205/60-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 316i Compact

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