BMW 320: The Engine Options

BMW 320 was a saloon manufactured way long back in the year 1937. It had replaced the BMW 329 based on the 319. And, all these models are a part of BMW 3 series line-up, which is one of the top-selling range of the German automotive giant.

BMW 320 was completely based on BMW 326’s shortened chassis. The 320 was powered by a 326 engine, and the suspension was carried over from 329. It had got an independent front suspension that came with transverse leaf spring, acting as upper control arms.

Later on, 320 got replaced by BMW 321 in the year 1938. In the modern 3 series line-up, BMW 320d is one of the hot-selling machines in US, European as well as Asian markets.

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Technical Characteristics of BMW 320

Technical Characteristics of 2011 BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Touring produced by BMW (DE).

Body Type Estate (station wagon; shooting brake) 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1580 Kg
Length 4527 mm
Height 1403 mm
Wheelbase 2760 mm
Front Track 1506 mm
Rear Track 1535 mm
Ground Clearance 126 mm
Fuel Capacity 61 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 163HP (120 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 380Nm @ 1750 rpm
CO2 Emissions 114 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1995 cc
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 7J x 16 / 7J x 16
Standard Tyres 205/55 R 16 91V / 205/55 R 16 91V
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 8.3 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 5.2 l/100km
Road 3.8 l/100km
Mixt 4.3 l/100km