• BMW 118i

    BMW 118i -

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  • BMW 118i

    BMW 118i -

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Key facts

2011 BMW 118i F20 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4324 mm
How heavy?
1370 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1598 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
250 Nm / 184 / 25.5 kgm @ 1500-4500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.40 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph
How economical?
7.5/4.8/5.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
134 CO2 g/km


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2011 BMW 118i technical specifications


This automobile has a 5 door hatchback type body with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels.
The BMW 118i belongs to the F20 range of cars from BMW.
Its engine is a turbocharged petrol, 1.6 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 250 N·m (184 lb·ft/25.5 kgm) at 1500-4500 rpm.
A 6 speed manual transmission supplies the power to the driven wheels.
Having a stated kerb weight of 1370 kg, the BMW 118i can dispense with the 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.40 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 27.9 seconds.
Maximum claimed speed is 225 km/h (140 mph), official fuel consumption figures are 7.5/4.8/5.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 134 g/km.
2011 BMW 118i data
2011 BMW 118i F20 data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2690 105.9
Track/tread (front) 1535 60.4
Track/tread (rear) 1569 61.8
Length 4324 170.2
Width 1765 69.5
Height 1421 55.9
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 1370 kg 3020 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 52 litres 11.4 UK Gal 13.7 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.320
Frontal area 2.14
CdA 0.68
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW/PSA
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1598 cc
(97.516 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77 × 85.8 mm
3.03 × 3.38 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output 105.1 bhp/litre
1.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 250 Nm (184 ft·lb) (25.5 kgm)
at 1500-4500 rpm
Specific torque 156.45 Nm/litre
1.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1966 kPa (285.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.5 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.40 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 27.90 s
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 124.33 PS/g
91.44 kW/g
122.63 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.94 kg/kW
18.27 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 7.5/4.8/5.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km7.5/4.8/5.8 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre13.3/20.8/17.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG37.7/58.9/48.7 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG31.4/49.0/40.6 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 134 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 134.56 g/km
VED band (UK) E
CO2 Effizienz (DE) C
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6½J x 16
Wheel size rear 6½J x 16
Tyres front 195/55 R 16 87V
Tyres rear 195/55 R 16 87V
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 3.08
general ID246037
Production total
Model code
Model family F20
RAC rating 14.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2011 BMW 118i added 2011-06-05.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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