1999 BMW 328i E46 US

The BMW 328i is a 4 door saloon-bodied car with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The 328i is part of BMW's E46 model series. The 2.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder unit that produces 193 bhp (196 PS/144 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 279 N·m (206 lb·ft/28.5 kgm) at 3500 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. The BMW 328i weighs a stated 1450 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed quoted is 206 km/h, which is 128 mph, officially stated fuel consumption is 21/29 EPA US MPG city/highway.

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1999 BMW 328i E46 US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4470 mm
How heavy?
1450 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2793 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
196 PS / 193 bhp / 144 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
279 Nm / 206 ft.lb / 28.5 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.6 s
How fast?
206 km/h, 128 mph
How economical?
21/29 EPA US MPG city/highway

BMW E46 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 196.0 CO2 1435 kg
BMW 320Cd -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 167.0 CO2 1680 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2494 cm3 187 PS 184 bhp 137 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 187 PS 184 bhp 137 kW 1500 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2494 cm3 187 PS 184 bhp 137 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5M 2494 cm3 187 PS 184 bhp 137 kW 1570 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 2494 cm3 187 PS 184 bhp 137 kW 1600 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 2979 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1490 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 2979 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1525 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 2979 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1640 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 2979 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1675 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2979 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2979 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1525 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2979 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2979 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1525 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 2979 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5A 2979 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6A 2979 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1490 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 6M 2979 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1743 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 5A 2979 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1743 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 1995 cm3 115 PS 113.5 bhp 85 kW 188.0 CO2 1585 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 1895 cm3 118 PS 116 bhp 87 kW 199.0 CO2 1505 kg
BMW 320Cd -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 153.0 CO2 1490 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 185.0 CO2 1505 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2171 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 216.0 CO2 1520 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2171 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 230.0 CO2 1555 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 221.0 CO2 1545 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 232.0 CO2 1580 kg
3 door hatchback FR 5A 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 227.0 CO2 1505 kg
3 door hatchback FR 6M 2494 cm3 192 PS 189 bhp 141 kW 215.0 CO2 1480 kg

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1999 BMW 328i data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2725 107.3
Track/tread (front) 1473 58
Track/tread (rear) 1481 58.3
Length 4470 176
Width 1740 68.5
Height 1415 55.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1450 kg 3197
Weight distribution 50.8 % front
fuel tank capacity 63 litres 13.9 UK Gal 16.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2793 cc
(170.439 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 84 mm
3.31 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
196 PS (193 bhp) (144 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
69.1 bhp/litre
1.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
279 Nm (206 ft·lb) (28.5 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
99.89 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.2:1
Fuel system Siemens MS 42 fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1255.3 kPa (182.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 206 km/h (128 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 134.95 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
99.26 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
133.1 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.08 kg/kW
16.83 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 21/29 EPA US MPG city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km11.2/8.1 l/100km city/highway
km/litre8.9/12.3 km/l city/highway
UK MPG25.2/34.8 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG21.0/29.0 US MPG city/highway
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 3.400
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7.0 x 16
Wheel size rear 7.0 x 16
Tyres front 205/55 R 16 91H
Tyres rear 205/55 R 16 91H
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 295 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.93
general
Carfolio.com ID96228
Production total
Model code
Model family E46
RAC rating 26.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1999 BMW 328i added 2002-06-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.