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BMW 318d Automatic

(2002 model)

Brief specs of 2002 BMW 318d Automatic

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), diesel 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft @ 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 199 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed, consumption 6.8 l/100km / 41.5 mpg-UK / 34.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2002
Model318d AutomaticIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE46Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

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)5040 l / 177.99 cu ft / 177.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4471 mm / 176.0 in / 176.0 inTotal (curb) weight1500 kg / 3307 lb / 3307 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)0.31Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FueldieselStroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyBosch DDE 3.0Engine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio17.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft at 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm / 1750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)57.9 kW / 77.7 hp / 77.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.3 kW/l / 0.929 bhp/cu in / 0.929 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque140.3 N·m/l / 1.23 lb·ft/cu in / 1.23 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.47

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed199 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio75.3 kW/ton / 57.1 bhp/ton / 57.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.30 s / 11.30 s / 11.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)5.5 l/100km / 51.4 mpg-UK / 42.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.8 l/100km / 41.5 mpg-UK / 34.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions182 g/km / 293 g/mi / 293 g/mi
  Range926 km / 576 mi / 576 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning 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 rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear276 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318d Automatic

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