Key facts

2011 BMW 318d, 2012 MY F30 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4624 mm
How heavy?
1485 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
143 PS / 141 bhp / 105 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
320 Nm / 236 / 32.6 kgm @ 1750-2500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9 s
How fast?
212 km/h, 132 mph
How economical?
5.5/3.8/4.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
116.0 CO2 g/km


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2011 BMW 318d technical specifications


The BMW 318d is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell.
The BMW 318d belongs to the F30 range of cars from BMW.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft turbocharged engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 141 bhp (143 PS/105 kW) at 4000 rpm and 320 Nm (236 lbft/32.6 kgm) at 1750-2500 rpm respectively.
A 6 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.
With a claimed weight at the kerb of 1485 kg, the BMW 318d manages to cover the 0-100 km/h yardstick in 9 seconds and the kilometre from rest in 29.9 seconds.
Maximum claimed speed is 212 km/h, or 132 mph, manufacturer claimed fuel consumption is 5.5/3.8/4.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 116.0 g/km.
2011 BMW 318d data
2011 BMW 318d, 2012 MY F30 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2810 110.6
Track/tread (front) 1543 60.7
Track/tread (rear) 1583 62.3
Length 4624 182
Width 1811 71.3
Height 1429 56.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1485 kg 3274 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 57 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.26
Frontal area 2.20
CdA 0.57
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code N47D20U1
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
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 143 PS (141 bhp) (105 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 70.7 bhp/litre
1.16 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 320 Nm (236 ft·lb) (32.6 kgm)
at 1750-2500 rpm
Specific torque 160.4 Nm/litre
1.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 16.5:1
Fuel system common rail direct diesel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2015.7 kPa (292.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 29.9 s
Maximum speed 212 km/h (132 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 96.27 PS/g
70.8 kW/g
94.95 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.12 kg/kW
23.59 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 5.5/3.8/4.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km5.5/3.8/4.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre18.2/26.3/22.7 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG51.4/74.3/64.2 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG42.8/61.9/53.5 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 116.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 116.60 g/km
VED band (UK) C
CO2 Effizienz (DE) A
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7.0J x 16
Wheel size rear 7.0J x 16
Tyres front 205/60 R 16
Tyres rear 205/60 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.65
Final drive ratio 3.23
general ID257103
Production total
Model code
Model family F30
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2011 BMW 318d added 2011-10-17.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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