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BMW 318i

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 318i

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 95.0 kW / 127.4 hp / 127.4 hp @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, 200.0 N·m / 147.5 lb·ft / 147.5 lb·ft @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 213 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph top speed, consumption 7.2 l/100km / 39.2 mpg-UK / 32.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model318iIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)440 l / 15.54 cu ft / 15.54 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)460 l / 16.24 cu ft / 16.24 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4490 mm / 176.8 in / 176.8 inTotal (curb) weight1395 kg / 3075 lb / 3075 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity485 kg / 1069 lb / 1069 lb
Wheelbase2730 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 inGross (max.) weight1880 kg / 4145 lb / 4145 lb
Track frontTowing weight1250 kg / 2756 lb / 2756 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyIndirect injection, multi pointEngine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power95.0 kW / 127.4 hp / 127.4 hp at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque200.0 N·m / 147.5 lb·ft / 147.5 lb·ft at 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output47.6 kW/l / 1.046 bhp/cu in / 1.046 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.3 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) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed213 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio92.5 kW/ton / 70.1 bhp/ton / 70.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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)7.2 l/100km / 39.2 mpg-UK / 32.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions168 g/km / 271 g/mi / 271 g/mi (est.)
  Range875 km / 544 mi / 544 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering Traction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318i

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