BMW 318i, 1996 MY E36 US

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.

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Key facts

BMW 318i, 1996 MY E36 US information summary

What body style?
4 door 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: 9.9 s
How fast?
187 km/h, 116 mph
How economical?
23/31 US MPG EPA city/highway

BMW E36 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 240.0 CO2 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1390 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1350 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 190.0 CO2 1335 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1390 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 209.0 CO2 1375 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 213.0 CO2 1385 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 240.0 CO2 1420 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 218.0 CO2 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 243.0 CO2 1430 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1355 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1395 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1665 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1400 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 213.0 CO2 1375 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1420 kg
BMW 323i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 213.0 CO2 1385 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1420 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1485 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1520 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1440 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1475 kg
BMW M3 GT -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2990 cm3 295 PS 291 bhp 217 kW 1460 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 182.0 CO2 1250 kg
3 door hatchback FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 211.0 CO2 1290 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1665 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1293 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 1796 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 1190 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 199.0 CO2 1350 kg
BMW 325tds -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1350 kg

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1996 BMW 318i data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
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
Weight distribution 48.9 % front
fuel tank capacity 62.1 litres 13.7 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.3
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
Valve gear 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 9.9 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/tonne (1000 kg)
76.23 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
102.22 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
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/100km10.2/7.6 l/100km city/highway
km/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
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
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 1
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.