Key facts

1991 BMW 316i E36 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4445 mm
How heavy?
1128 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1596 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
101 PS / 100 bhp / 75 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
141 Nm / 104 ft.lb / 14.4 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 11.20 s
How fast?
193 km/h, 120 mph

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1991 BMW 316i technical specifications

Introduction

This vehicle has a saloon (sedan) body style with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
It is part of BMW's E36 model range.
The BMW 316i's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.6 litre, single overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 100 bhp (101 PS/75 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 141 N·m (104 lb·ft/14.4 kgm) at 4250 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Its stated kerb weight is 1128 kg.
Maximum quoted speed is 193 km/h (120 mph).
1991 BMW 316i data
1991 BMW 316i E36 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1418 55.8
Track/tread (rear) 1431 56.3
Length 4445 175
Width 1702 67
Height 1392 54.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1128 kg 2487 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.300
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1596 cc
(97.394 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 72 mm
3.31 × 2.83 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
101 PS (100 bhp) (75 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
62.7 bhp/litre
1.03 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
141 Nm (104 ft·lb) (14.4 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
88.35 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bo DME fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1110.2 kPa (161 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 11.20 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.20 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 193 km/h (120 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 89.88 PS/g
66.11 kW/g
88.65 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.13 kg/kW
25.27 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
Rear suspension
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 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID56177
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1991 BMW 316i added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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