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2001 BMW 318i E46 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4471 mm
How heavy?
1395 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
143 PS / 141 bhp / 105 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
200 Nm / 148 ft.lb / 20.4 kgm @ 3750 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 9.30 s
How fast?
217 km/h, 135 mph
How economical?
10.4/5.7/7.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
180 CO2 g/km

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2001 BMW 318i technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW 318i is a 4 door saloon-bodied road car with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
The BMW 318i belongs to the E46 model family from BMW.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 141 bhp (143 PS/105 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 200 N·m (148 lb·ft/20.4 kgm) at 3750 rpm.
This power is supplied to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Quoted weight at the kerb is 1395 kg.
Its maximum speed claimed is 217 km/h (135 mph), official fuel consumption is 10.4/5.7/7.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 180 g/km.
2001 BMW 318i data
2001 BMW 318i E46 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2725 107.3
Track/tread (front) 1471 57.9
Track/tread (rear) 1483 58.4
Length 4471 176
Width 1739 68.5
Height 1415 55.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1395 kg 3075 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 63 litres 13.9 UK Gal 16.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.300
Frontal area 2.06
CdA 0.62
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code N43B20U0
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 90 mm
3.31 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 143 PS (141 bhp) (105 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 70.7 bhp/litre
1.16 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 200 Nm (148 ft·lb) (20.4 kgm)
at 3750 rpm
Specific torque 100.25 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.2:1
Fuel system Bosch ME 9 fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1259.8 kPa (182.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 9.30 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 217 km/h (135 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 102.48 PS/g
75.37 kW/g
101.08 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.27 kg/kW
22.16 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 10.4/5.7/7.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km10.45.77.4 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre9.6/17.5/13.5 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG27.2/49.6/38.2 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG22.6/41.3/31.8 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 180 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 171.68 g/km
VED band (UK) I
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
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 I.MS.
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 ID89397
Production total
Model code
Model family E46
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 BMW 318i added 2001-11-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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