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1998 BMW 318ti Compact E46 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4210 mm
How heavy?
1275 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1895 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
180 Nm / 133 ft.lb / 18.4 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.90 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph

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1998 BMW 318ti Compact technical specifications

Introduction

This vehicle has a 5 door hatchback body style with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels.
The BMW 318ti Compact is one of the E46 model family from BMW.
Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 1.9 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 4 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) at 6000 rpm and 180 N·m (133 lb·ft/18.4 kgm) at 4300 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1275 kg.
It is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 209 km/h (130 mph).
1998 BMW 318ti Compact data
1998 BMW 318ti Compact E46 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1408 55.4
Track/tread (rear) 1413 55.6
Length 4210 165.7
Width 1698 66.9
Height 1393 54.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.56
Kerb weight 1275 kg 2811 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.340
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.9 litre
1895 cc
(115.64 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 85 × 83.5 mm
3.35 × 3.29 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.02
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 73.9 bhp/litre
1.21 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 180 Nm (133 ft·lb) (18.4 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque 94.99 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1193.6 kPa (173.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 473.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.90 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 111.33 PS/g
81.88 kW/g
109.8 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.21 kg/kW
20.4 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
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID76571
Production total
Model code
Model family E46
RAC rating 17.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 BMW 318ti Compact added 2001-03-07.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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