BMW 318i, 1980 MY E21

The 318i is a passenger car from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a Paul Bracq-styled 2 door saloon (sedan) body style. The BMW 318i belongs to the E21 range of cars from BMW. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 1.8 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 103.5 bhp (105 PS/77 kW) at 5800 rpm and 145 N·m (107 lb·ft/14.8 kgm) at 4500 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. Stated kerb weight is 1030 kg. Top stated speed is 171 km/h, which equates to 106 mph.

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Key facts

BMW 318i, 1980 MY E21 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4360 mm
How heavy?
1030 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1767 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
105 PS / 103.5 bhp / 77 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
145 Nm / 107 ft.lb / 14.8 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 11.1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.5 s
How fast?
171 km/h, 106 mph

BMW E21 models

2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1574 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1010 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1767 cm3 105 PS 103.5 bhp 77 kW 1040 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2316 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1135 kg
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2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2316 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1135 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR A 2316 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1150 kg
BMW 320 -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1115 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR A 1991 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1130 kg
BMW 316 -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1574 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1020 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1766 cm3 98 PS 97 bhp 72 kW 1010 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1766 cm3 98 PS 97 bhp 72 kW 1030 kg
BMW 320 -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 109 PS 107.5 bhp 80 kW 1030 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1991 cm3 109 PS 107.5 bhp 80 kW 1050 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW 1050 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1182 kg

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1980 BMW 318i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2563 mm 100.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1366 mm 53.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1373 mm 54.1 inches
Length 4360 mm 171.7 inches
Width 1610 mm 63.4 inches
Height 1380 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1030 kg 2271 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 58 litres 12.8 UK Gal 15.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1767 cc
(107.829 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 71 mm
3.5 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
105 PS (103.5 bhp) (77 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
58.6 bhp/litre
0.96 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
145 Nm (107 ft·lb) (14.8 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
82.06 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1031.2 kPa (149.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 441.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 11.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 33 s
Maximum speed 171 km/h (106 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 101.88 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
74.93 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
100.49 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.35 kg/kW
22.29 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 5J x 13 H2
Wheel size rear 5J x 13 H2
Tyres front 165 R 13 82S
Tyres rear 165 R 13 82S
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 255 mm
Rear brake diameter 250 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.91
general
Carfolio.com ID319385
Production total
Model code
Model family E21
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 BMW 318i added 2013-03-01.
Last modified 2013-06-19.