1983 BMW 316 Automatic E30

This vehicle has a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The BMW 316 is one of the E30 range of cars from BMW. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 1.8 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 88 bhp (89 PS/66 kW) at 5500 rpm and 140 N·m (103 lb·ft/14.3 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic transmission. Maximum speed stated is 171 km/h (106 mph).

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Key facts

1983 BMW 316 Automatic E30 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1767 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
89 PS / 88 bhp / 66 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
140 Nm / 103 ft.lb / 14.3 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
171 km/h, 106 mph

BMW E30 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1170 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1190 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1180 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1200 kg
4 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 118 PS 116 bhp 87 kW 1300 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1220 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1200 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1125 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1596 cm3 104 PS 103 bhp 77 kW 1065 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1122 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1230 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1250 kg
BMW E30 Touring -
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1270 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 965 kg
BMW 318i -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1093 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW
BMW 320is -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1218 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1260 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1300 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1320 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1290 kg
BMW 325iX -
2 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1280 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FA 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1300 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2693 cm3 128 PS 126 bhp 94 kW 1160 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1275 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1209 kg
BMW 325i Cabriolet -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1255 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1255 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1275 kg

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1983 BMW 316 Automatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2570 mm 101.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1407 mm 55.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Length 4325 mm 170.3 inches
Width 1645 mm 64.8 inches
Height 1380 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1767 cc
(107.829 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 71 mm
3.5 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
89 PS (88 bhp) (66 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
49.8 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
140 Nm (103 ft·lb) (14.3 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
79.23 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 Pierburg 4/2 BE carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 995.6 kPa (144.4 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 441.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 171 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 4.050
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.LowerTrailLi.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 5.0 x 14
Wheel size rear 5.0 x 14
Tyres front 175/70 TR 14
Tyres rear 175/70 TR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 255 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID106931
Production total
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 BMW 316 Automatic added 2003-02-25.
Last modified 2013-02-28.