Key facts

BMW 318i, 1996 MY E36 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4432 mm
How heavy?
1350 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1895 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
180 Nm / 133 ft.lb / 18.4 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.90 s
How fast?
187 km/h, 116 mph
How economical?
23/31 US MPG EPA city/highway

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1996 BMW 318i technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 318i is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The 318i is part of BMW's E36 family of cars.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.9 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 180 N·m (133 lb·ft/18.4 kgm) at 4300 rpm.
The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1350 kg.
It is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 187 km/h (116 mph), officially quoted fuel consumption figures are 23/31 US MPG EPA city/highway.
1996 BMW 318i data
BMW 318i, 1996 MY E36 data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1407 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1420 55.9
Length 4432 174.5
Width 1699 66.9
Height 1392 54.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1350 kg 2976 lb
Weight distribution 48.90 % front
fuel tank capacity 62.1 litres 13.7 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.300
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.9 litre
1895 cc
(115.64 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85 × 83.5 mm
3.35 × 3.29 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.02
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 72.8 bhp/litre
1.19 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 180 Nm (133 ft·lb) (18.4 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque 94.99 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch HFM Motronic 5.2 fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1193.6 kPa (173.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 473.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.90 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 187 km/h (116 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 103.64 PS/g
76.23 kW/g
102.22 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.12 kg/kW
21.91 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 23/31 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km10.2/7.6 l/100km city/highway
km per litre9.8/13.2 km/l city/highway
UK MPG27.6/37.2 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG23.0/31.0 US MPG city/highway
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 VPAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.400
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.0J x 15
Wheel size rear 6.0J x 15
Tyres front 185/65 R 15 87T
Tyres rear 185/65 R 15 87T
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 287 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID225731
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 17.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 BMW 318i added 2010-12-19.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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