1991 BMW 318is 16v Coupé E36

The BMW 318is 16v Coupé is a rear wheel drive motor car, with its motor located in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell. The 318is 16v Coupé is part of BMW's E36 family of cars. The 1.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that produces 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 175 N·m (129 lb·ft/17.8 kgm) at 4500 rpm. A 5 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. It weighs a quoted 1240 kg at the kerb. Top quoted speed is 213 km/h (132 mph).

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1991 BMW 318is 16v Coupé E36 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4433 mm
How heavy?
1240 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1796 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
175 Nm / 129 ft.lb / 17.8 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 10 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.2 s
How fast?
213 km/h, 132 mph

BMW E36 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 240.0 CO2 1410 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1350 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1390 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1350 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 190.0 CO2 1335 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 209.0 CO2 1375 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1895 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1390 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 213.0 CO2 1385 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 240.0 CO2 1420 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 218.0 CO2 1395 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 243.0 CO2 1430 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1355 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4A 1796 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 1395 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1665 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1400 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 213.0 CO2 1375 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 1991 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1420 kg
BMW 323i -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 213.0 CO2 1385 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1420 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1485 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2498 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1520 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1440 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2793 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1475 kg
BMW M3 GT -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2990 cm3 295 PS 291 bhp 217 kW 1460 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 182.0 CO2 1250 kg
3 door hatchback FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 211.0 CO2 1290 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1665 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1293 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5M 1796 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 1190 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 1596 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 199.0 CO2 1350 kg

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1991 BMW 318is 16v Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1408 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1421 55.9
Length 4433 174.5
Width 1710 67.3
Height 1366 53.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1240 kg 2734
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 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
1796 cc
(109.599 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 81 mm
3.31 × 3.19 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
78 bhp/litre
1.28 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
175 Nm (129 ft·lb) (17.8 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
97.44 Nm/litre
1.18 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system Bo DME 1.7 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1224.5 kPa (177.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 449 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 10 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 31.1 s
Maximum speed 213 km/h (132 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 114.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
84.19 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
112.9 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.88 kg/kW
19.84 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.LW.ARB.
Rear suspension I.CA.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID56353
Production total
Model code
Model family E36
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1991 BMW 318is 16v Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.