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BMW 328i Sportswagon

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW 328i Sportswagon

4-door 5-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 171.0 kW / 229.3 hp / 229.3 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 271.2 N·m / 200.0 lb·ft / 200.0 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
Model328i SportswagonIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typestation wagon (estate, combi)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)708 l / 25.00 cu ft / 25.00 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2633 l / 92.98 cu ft / 92.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1150 l / 40.61 cu ft / 40.61 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4530 mm / 178.3 in / 178.3 inTotal (curb) weight1518 kg / 3347 lb / 3347 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity84 kg / 185 lb / 185 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight1602 kg / 3532 lb / 3532 lb
Track frontTowing weight1206 kg / 2659 lb / 2659 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 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 cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjection. Electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power171.0 kW / 229.3 hp / 229.3 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque271.2 N·m / 200.0 lb·ft / 200.0 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)68.4 kW / 91.7 hp / 91.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output57.1 kW/l / 1.254 bhp/cu in / 1.254 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.5 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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio153.8 kW/ton / 116.5 bhp/ton / 116.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)13.8 l/100km / 20.5 mpg-UK / 17.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.7 l/100km / 32.5 mpg-UK / 27.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions276 g/km / 444 g/mi / 444 g/mi
  Range517 km / 321 mi / 321 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear205/55-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 328i Sportswagon

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