1983 BMW 318i E30

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels. The 318i forms part of BMW's E30 series. The BMW 318i's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.8 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 103 bhp (104 PS/77 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 145 N·m (107 lb·ft/14.8 kgm) at 4500 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission. Stated kerb weight is 1000 kg. Maximum stated speed is 183 km/h or 114 mph.

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1983 BMW 318i E30 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
How heavy?
1000 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1766 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
104 PS / 103 bhp / 77 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
145 Nm / 107 ft.lb / 14.8 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 10.9 s
How fast?
183 km/h, 114 mph

BMW E30 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1170 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1190 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1180 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1200 kg
4 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 118 PS 116 bhp 87 kW 1300 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1220 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 1200 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1125 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1596 cm3 104 PS 103 bhp 77 kW 1065 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1596 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1122 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1230 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1991 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1250 kg
BMW E30 Touring -
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1270 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 965 kg
BMW 318i -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1796 cm3 113 PS 111 bhp 83 kW 1093 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW
BMW 320is -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1991 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 1218 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1260 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1300 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2443 cm3 115 PS 113 bhp 84 kW 1320 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1290 kg
BMW 325iX -
2 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1280 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FA 4A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1300 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2693 cm3 128 PS 126 bhp 94 kW 1160 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1275 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1209 kg
BMW 325i Cabriolet -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1255 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1255 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 2494 cm3 171 PS 169 bhp 126 kW 1275 kg

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1983 BMW 318i data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2570 mm 101.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Length 4325 mm 170.3 inches
Width 1640 mm 64.6 inches
Height 1380 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1000 kg 2205 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 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
1766 cc
(107.768 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 71.12 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)
104 PS (103 bhp) (77 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
58.3 bhp/litre
0.96 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
145 Nm (107 ft·lb) (14.8 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
82.11 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bo L-Jet fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1031.8 kPa (149.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 441.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 10.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.6 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 183 km/h (114 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 104.43 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
76.81 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
103 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.02 kg/kW
21.75 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 4.000
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.TrLi.
Rear suspension I.CS.STA.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 175/70 HR 14
Tyres rear 175/70 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.8
Final drive ratio 3.91
general
Carfolio.com ID55990
Production total
Model code
Model family E30
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1983 BMW 318i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.