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ENGINE/TRANSMISSION

M42 1796cc DOHC double chain-driven inline 4, 4 valves/cylinder 134 hp @ 6000 RPM 127 lb-ft torque @ 4600 RPM Compression ratio: 10.0:1 Bore/stroke: 84x81 mm Bosch Motronic 1.7 fuel injection w/ DME, Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor 5-speed Getrag 260/5 (manual) Ratios:1 (1/2/3/4/5/R): 3.72 / 2.02 / 1.32 / 1.00 / 0.80 / 3.71 Final drive: 4.10:1

CHASSIS

Front suspension: MacPherson struts, coil springs, lower control arms, swaybar Rear suspension: Semi-trailing arms, progressive rate coil springs, swaybar Steering: Rack and pinion, power assist Steering ratio: 20.5:1 Front brakes: 260mm ventilated discs Rear brakes: 262mm discs ABS standard 14x6.5 alloy wheels on 195/65R14 tires (318is)

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 101.2 inches Weight distribution, F/R: 54%/46% Fuel capacity: 14.5 gallons Curb weight: 2657 lbs (318i) 2602 lbs (318is) 2867 (318iC)

PERFORMANCE

0-60 mph: COME SEE ME 1/4 mile: COME SEE ME Top speed: 122 mph (electronically limited) Skidpad, lateral g: 0.83 Slalom: 64.0 mph EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 21/27 318is performance figures from 8/90 Road & Track

GEARBOX

Designation: Getrag 240/5 No automatic gearbox was offered. Gear Ratio's and Max Speeds: 1st: 3.73 - 28mph 2nd: 2.02 - 52mph 3rd: 1.32 - 80mph 4th: 1.00 - 106mph 5th: 0.81 - 127mph Reverse: 3.45 Final Drive: 4.1, pulling 20.7mph/1000rpm in 5th

LUBRICATION

Engine : Fully or semi-synthetic, 15W-50 depending on environmental temperatures (although I would recommend a 5W40, 5W50 or 10W50 fully sythetic) - 4.5 litres, 5.26 qrts Engine oil filter : Hengst E88H D24, in bowl type Gearbox : 1.2 litres, 2.5 pts BMW Mobile traditions CD-Rom designates DEXRON II automatic transmission fluid Differential : Castrol SAF-X0 75W-90 or Castrol Synthrax or Hypoid 90 (for open diffs). Castrol SAF-XLS for Limited Slip Diffs.

GENERAL INFO

Weight balance = 53% front / 47% rear Unmanned weight = 1125kg / 2533 lbs Power to weight ratio = 123.6 bhp/ton Wheel base = 101.2" Turning circle = 34.4 feet @ 4 turns lock to lock (p/s), 4.4 turns L2L (m/s) Fuel tank capacity = 61.8 Litre / 13.6 Gals Cd(A) factor (aerodynamic drag) = 0.35 Base price when new = stg£14,750 (1990), $21,500 (1991)