Key facts

1980 BMW 316 E21 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4325 mm
How heavy?
990 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1766 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
91 PS / 90 bhp / 67 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
140 Nm / 103 ft.lb / 14.3 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 12.10 s
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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1980 BMW 316 technical specifications

Introduction

BMW 316 is an automobile that has a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style styled by Paul Bracq with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
It forms part of BMW's E21 series.
The BMW 316's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.8 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 140 N·m (103 lb·ft/14.3 kgm) at 4000 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual transmission.
Quoted kerb weight is 990 kg.
The BMW 316 is said to be able to attain a top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph).
1980 BMW 316 data
1980 BMW 316 E21 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2570 101.2
Track/tread (front) 1410 55.5
Track/tread (rear) 1420 55.9
Length 4325 170.3
Width 1640 64.6
Height 1380 54.3
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 990 kg 2183 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 58.2 litres 12.8 UK Gal 15.4 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
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 91 PS (90 bhp) (67 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 51 bhp/litre
0.84 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 140 Nm (103 ft·lb) (14.3 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 79.28 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 996.2 kPa (144.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
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 12.10 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.20 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 92.17 PS/g
67.79 kW/g
90.91 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.75 kg/kW
24.64 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.LTLi.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID56023
Production total
Model code
Model family E21
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1980 BMW 316 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.

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