• BMW 316ti Compact

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Key facts

2000 BMW 316ti Compact E46 information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4262 mm
How heavy?
1375 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1796 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
115 PS / 113.5 bhp / 85 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
175 Nm / 129 / 17.8 kgm @ 3750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 10.9 s
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph
How economical?
9.7/5.3/6.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
167.0 CO2 g/km


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2000 BMW 316ti Compact technical specifications


The BMW 316ti Compact is a 3 door hatchback style car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
It forms part of BMW's E46 model range.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.8 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It develops 113.5 bhp (115 PS/85 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 175 N·m (129 lb·ft/17.8 kgm) at 3750 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels through a 5 speed manual set of gears.
Claimed weight at the kerb is 1375 kg.
Maximum stated speed is 201 km/h (125 mph), quoted fuel consumption figures are 9.7/5.3/6.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 167.0 g/km.
2000 BMW 316ti Compact data
2000 BMW 316ti Compact E46 data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2725 107.3
Track/tread (front) 1484 58.4
Track/tread (rear) 1493 58.8
Length 4262 167.8
Width 1751 68.9
Height 1408 55.4
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.56
Kerb weight 1375 kg 3031 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 63 litres 13.9 UK Gal 16.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.29
Frontal area 2.07
CdA 0.60
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
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 115 PS (113.5 bhp) (85 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 63.2 bhp/litre
1.04 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 175 Nm (129 ft·lb) (17.8 kgm)
at 3750 rpm
Specific torque 97.44 Nm/litre
1.18 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system Bosch fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1224.5 kPa (177.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 449 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 10.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 31.6 s
Maximum speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 83.69 PS/g
61.55 kW/g
82.55 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.25 kg/kW
27.14 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 9.7/5.3/6.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km9.7/5.3/6.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre10.3/18.9/14.5 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG29.1/53.3/40.9 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG24.2/44.4/34.1 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 167.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 160.08 g/km
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6½J x 15
Wheel size rear 6½J x 15
Tyres front 195/65 R 15 91H
Tyres rear 195/65 R 15 91H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 286 mm
Rear brake diameter 280 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.38
general ID89342
Production total
Model code
Model family E46
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2000 BMW 316ti Compact added 2001-11-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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