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BMW 318is 16v Coupé {E36}


type 4/5S FHC
doors 2

Engine information

Bore × stroke 84.00 mm × 81.00 mm 3.31 in × 3.19 in
Cylinders S-4
Displace 1.8 litre 1796 cc (109.599 cu in)
Engine type DOHC
Valves 4 valves per cylinder | 16 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 8.80:1
Fuel system Bo DME 1.7 fuel inj.
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph 10.00 s
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h 10.20 s
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km 31.10 s
Top speed 213 km/h (132 mph)
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 112.9 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 1224.5 kPa (177.6 psi)
Specific torque 97.44 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings 5
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 1.04
Unitary capacity 449 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2700 mm
wheelbase 106.3 in
Length (milimeters) 4433 mm
Length (inches) 174.5 in
Width (milimeters) 1710 mm
Width (inches) 67.3 in
Height (milimeters) 1366 mm
Height (inches) 53.8 in
L:W ratio 1.64
Ground clearance (milimeters)
Ground clearance (inches)
Kerb weight (kilograms) 1240 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2734 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 65 litres
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 14.3 UK Ga
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 17.2 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 5M
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.45

General information

RAC rating 17.5
Number made
Model code
Model family E36
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1991 BMW 318is 16v Coupé {E36} PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1991

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