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BMW 318i Touring

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 318i Touring

5-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1993 cm3 / 121.6 cu in / 121.6 cu in, 95.0 kW / 127.4 hp / 127.4 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph top speed, consumption 7.6 l/100km / 37.2 mpg-UK / 30.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model318i TouringIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)460 l / 16.24 cu ft / 16.24 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4730 l / 167.04 cu ft / 167.04 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1385 l / 48.91 cu ft / 48.91 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4530 mm / 178.3 in / 178.3 inTotal (curb) weight1505 kg / 3318 lb / 3318 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity465 kg / 1025 lb / 1025 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight1970 kg / 4343 lb / 4343 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)0.3Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1993 cm3 / 121.6 cu in / 121.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.76 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power95.0 kW / 127.4 hp / 127.4 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.0 kW / 51.0 hp / 51.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.7 kW/l / 1.048 bhp/cu in / 1.048 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.3 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed206 km/h / 128 mph / 128 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio85.7 kW/ton / 64.9 bhp/ton / 64.9 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)7.6 l/100km / 37.2 mpg-UK / 30.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions276 g/km / 444 g/mi / 444 g/mi
  Range829 km / 515 mi / 515 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontWishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearMulti-link
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 318i Touring

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