Key facts

2000 BMW 320Ci E46 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4488 mm
How heavy?
1465 kg
What size engine?
2.2 litre, 2171 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 6100 rpm
How much torque?
210 Nm / 155 ft.lb / 21.4 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.20 s
How fast?
226 km/h, 140 mph
How economical?
12.2/6.9/8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
213 CO2 g/km

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2000 BMW 320Ci technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 320Ci is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the rear wheels.
The BMW 320Ci is one of the E46 model family from BMW.
Its 2.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder unit that develops 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) of power at 6100 rpm, and maximum torque of 210 N·m (155 lb·ft/21.4 kgm) at 3500 rpm.
A 5 speed manual 'box transfers the power to the driven wheels.
The quoted kerb weight is 1465 kg.
Maximum stated speed is 226 km/h (140 mph), official fuel consumption is 12.2/6.9/8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 213 g/km.
2000 BMW 320Ci data
2000 BMW 320Ci E46 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2725 107.3
Track/tread (front) 1471 57.9
Track/tread (rear) 1483 58.4
Length 4488 176.7
Width 1757 69.2
Height 1369 53.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1465 kg 3230 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 63 litres 13.9 UK Gal 16.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.300
Frontal area 1.98
CdA 0.59
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.2 litre
2171 cc
(132.483 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 72 mm
3.15 × 2.83 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 6100 rpm
Specific output 77.4 bhp/litre
1.27 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 210 Nm (155 ft·lb) (21.4 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 96.73 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.8:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1215.5 kPa (176.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 361.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.20 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.80 s
Maximum speed 226 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 116.27 PS/g
85.51 kW/g
114.68 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.69 kg/kW
19.53 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 12.2/6.9/8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km12.26.98.9 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre8.2/14.5/11.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG23.2/40.9/31.7 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG19.3/34.1/26.4 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 213 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 206.48 g/km
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 10.50 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7J x 16
Wheel size rear 7J x 16
Tyres front 205/55 R 16 91V
Tyres rear 205/55 R 16 91V
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 286 mm
Rear brake diameter 276 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.38
general
Carfolio.com ID74448
Production total
Model code
Model family E46
RAC rating 23.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2000 BMW 320Ci added 2001-02-24.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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