Key facts

2001 BMW 320d E46 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4471 mm
How heavy?
1490 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
330 Nm / 243 / 33.7 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.9 s
How fast?
221 km/h, 137 mph
How economical?
7.9/4.5/5.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
153.0 CO2 g/km


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2001 BMW 320d technical specifications


This automobile has a 4 door sedan/saloon type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The BMW 320d belongs to the E46 range of cars from BMW.
The power is produced by a turbocharged engine of 2 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 330 N·m (243 lb·ft/33.7 kgm) at 2000 rpm.
A 5 speed manual transmission transfers the power to the driven wheels.
It weighs a quoted 1490 kg at the kerb.
Its maximum speed stated is 221 km/h (137 mph), manufacturer claimed fuel consumption is 7.9/4.5/5.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 153.0 g/km.
2001 BMW 320d data
2001 BMW 320d E46 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
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 1490 kg 3285 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 63 litres 13.9 UK Gal 16.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient 0.3
Frontal area 2.06
CdA 0.62
engine type turbocharged diesel
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
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 150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 74.2 bhp/litre
1.22 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 330 Nm (243 ft·lb) (33.7 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque 165.41 Nm/litre
2 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 17:1
Fuel system Bosch DDE 5.0
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 2078.6 kPa (301.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Turbo D.
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 221 km/h (137 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 100.71 PS/g
74.07 kW/g
99.33 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.5 kg/kW
22.55 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 7.9/4.5/5.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km7.9/4.5/5.5 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre12.7/22.2/18.2 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG35.8/62.8/51.4 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG29.8/52.3/42.8 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 153.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 145.75 g/km
VED band (UK) G
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 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 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 294 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.35
general ID89485
Production total
Model code
Model family E46
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 BMW 320d added 2001-11-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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