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BMW Z3 1.8i

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 BMW Z3 1.8i

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 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, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 196 km/h / 122 mph / 122 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2000
ModelZ3 1.8iIssued until
SerieZ3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4870 l / 171.98 cu ft / 171.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4050 mm / 159.4 in / 159.4 inTotal (curb) weight1295 kg / 2855 lb / 2855 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1293 mm / 50.9 in / 50.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2446 mm / 96.3 in / 96.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1413 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1494 mm / 58.8 in / 58.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity51 l / 11.2 UK gal / 13.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.42Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.77 m2 / 8.3 sq ft / 8.3 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.1 kW / 25.7 hp / 25.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)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 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 DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)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)55.8 kW / 74.8 hp / 74.8 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 typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.38

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed196 km/h / 122 mph / 122 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio89.6 kW/ton / 67.9 bhp/ton / 67.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.40 s / 10.40 s / 10.40 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
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/65-R15Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW Z3 1.8i

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