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BMW 318i Automatic

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 BMW 318i Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1895 cm3 / 115.6 cu in / 115.6 cu in, 86.5 kW / 116.0 hp / 116.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph top speed, consumption 9.2 l/100km / 30.7 mpg-UK / 25.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1998
Model318i AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)440 l / 15.54 cu ft / 15.54 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5090 l / 179.75 cu ft / 179.75 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4471 mm / 176.0 in / 176.0 inTotal (curb) weight1395 kg / 3075 lb / 3075 lb
Width1739 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2725 mm / 107.3 in / 107.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1481 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1493 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.28Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.59 m2 / 6.3 sq ft / 6.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.6 kW / 19.5 hp / 19.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.5 mm / 3.29 in / 3.29 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.02
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1895 cm3 / 115.6 cu in / 115.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity473.75 cm3/cylinder / 28.910 cu in/cylinder / 28.910 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power86.5 kW / 116.0 hp / 116.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.3 kW / 67.4 hp / 67.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.6 kW/l / 1.003 bhp/cu in / 1.003 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque95.0 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.7
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.2 kW/ton / 63.0 bhp/ton / 63.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h12.20 s / 12.20 s / 12.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)13.0 l/100km / 21.7 mpg-UK / 18.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.9 l/100km / 40.9 mpg-UK / 34.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.2 l/100km / 30.7 mpg-UK / 25.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions220 g/km / 354 g/mi / 354 g/mi
  Range685 km / 426 mi / 426 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6.5J x 15Wheels rear6.5J x 15
Tyres front195/65 R 15 91HTyres rear195/65 R 15 91H
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318i Automatic

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