2007 BMW 120i E87

The 120i is a rear wheel drive hatchback automobile with a front positioned engine, produced by BMW. It is part of BMW's E87 model series. Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) at 6700 rpm and 210 Nm (155 lbft/21.4 kgm) at 4250 rpm respectively. This power is supplied to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox. Having a claimed weight at the kerb of 1365 kg, the BMW 120i covers the 0-100 km/h benchmark in 7.7 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 28.9 seconds. Its maximum speed claimed is 224 km/h (139 mph), officially stated fuel consumption is 8.7/5.1/6.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 152.0 g/km.

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Key facts

2007 BMW 120i E87 information summary

What body style?
3 door hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4239 mm
How heavy?
1365 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 6700 rpm
How much torque?
210 Nm / 155 ft.lb / 21.4 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.7 s
How fast?
224 km/h, 139 mph
How economical?
8.7/5.1/6.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
152.0 CO2 g/km

BMW E87 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 119.0 CO2 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6A 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 140.0 CO2 1420 kg
BMW 1 Series M Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 2979 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW 224.0 CO2 1570 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 118.0 CO2 1380 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1597 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 139.0 CO2 1340 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1596 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 179.0 CO2 1320 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6A 1597 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 152.0 CO2 1365 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 119.0 CO2 1395 kg
BMW 1 Series -
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 123.0 CO2 1395 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 119.0 CO2 1385 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 123.0 CO2 1385 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 144.0 CO2 1420 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 144.0 CO2 1410 kg
BMW 1 Series -
5 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 144.0 CO2 1420 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 144.0 CO2 1410 kg
BMW 1 Series -
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 140.0 CO2 1350 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 140.0 CO2 1340 kg
BMW 1 Series -
5 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 148.0 CO2 1375 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 148.0 CO2 1365 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 128.0 CO2 1450 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 128.0 CO2 1440 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 147.0 CO2 1450 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 129.0 CO2 1440 kg
BMW 120d -
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 129.0 CO2 1450 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 162.0 CO2 1455 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 144.0 CO2 1445 kg
5 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 144.0 CO2 1455 kg
BMW 1 Series -
5 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 145.0 CO2 1455 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6A 1995 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 145.0 CO2 1445 kg
BMW 1 Series -
5 door hatchback FR 6M 1995 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 152.0 CO2 1375 kg

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2007 BMW 120i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2660 104.7
Track/tread (front) 1480 58.3
Track/tread (rear) 1493 58.8
Length 4239 166.9
Width 1748 68.8
Height 1421 55.9
Ground clearance 145 5.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight 1365 kg 3009
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 53 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.3
Frontal area 2.09
CdA 0.63
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code N43B20O0
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 90 mm
3.31 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 6700 rpm
Specific output 84.2 bhp/litre
1.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 210 Nm (155 ft·lb) (21.4 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque 105.26 Nm/litre
1.27 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 12:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1322.8 kPa (191.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.9 s
Maximum speed 224 km/h (139 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 124.79 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
91.78 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
123.08 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.9 kg/kW
18.2 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 8.7/5.1/6.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km8.7/5.1/6.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km/litre11.5/19.6/15.6 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG32.5/55.4/44.1 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG27.0/46.1/36.8 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 152.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 148.48 g/km
VED band (UK) G
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7J x 16
Wheel size rear 7J x 16
Tyres front 205/55 R 16
Tyres rear 205/55 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 296 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6
Top gear ratio 0.85
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID152449
Production total
Model code
Model family E87
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2007 BMW 120i added 2007-01-16.
Last modified 2013-02-28.