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BMW 330Ci

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 BMW 330Ci

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2979 cm3 / 181.8 cu in / 181.8 cu in, 170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp @ 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm, 300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2000
Model330CiIssued 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) weight1505 kg / 3318 lb / 3318 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 rear1478 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 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)0.3Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.59 m2 / 6.4 sq ft / 6.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.7 kW / 19.7 hp / 19.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.6 mm / 3.53 in / 3.53 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement2979 cm3 / 181.8 cu in / 181.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder / 30.298 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp at 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm / 5900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque300.0 N·m / 221.3 lb·ft / 221.3 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)97.7 kW / 131.1 hp / 131.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.1 kW/l / 1.254 bhp/cu in / 1.254 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque100.7 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio151.5 kW/ton / 114.8 bhp/ton / 114.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.50 s / 6.50 s / 6.50 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 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 330Ci

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