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BMW 318Ci Automatic

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 BMW 318Ci Automatic

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1895 cm3 / 115.6 cu in / 115.6 cu in, 88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 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

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2000
Model318Ci AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4488 mm / 176.7 in / 176.7 inTotal (curb) weight1395 kg / 3075 lb / 3075 lb
Width1745 mm / 68.7 in / 68.7 inDry weight
Height1369 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2725 mm / 107.3 in / 107.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1471 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1483 mm / 58.4 in / 58.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.57 m2 / 6.1 sq ft / 6.1 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.2 kW / 19.0 hp / 19.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
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 supplyEFiEngine 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 DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power88.0 kW / 118.0 hp / 118.0 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)50.2 kW / 67.3 hp / 67.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output46.4 kW/l / 1.021 bhp/cu in / 1.021 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 ratio84.6 kW/ton / 64.1 bhp/ton / 64.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h12.20 s / 12.20 s / 12.20 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 circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318Ci Automatic

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