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BMW 320d

Relaxed driving car with elegant and comfortable interior

Introduction:

The 320d is a vehicle from BMW Company with differential engine means rear wheel drive car, engine is located at front. It has four doors with saloon style body.

Dimensions And weights:

The Length, width and height of the car is 4633 mm, 1811 mm, and 1429 mm respectively. The ground clearance and wheel base of this luxurious vehicle is 140 mm and 2810 mm respectively. The front tack / tread of the vehicle is 1543 mm whereas the rear track tread of this car is 1583 mm.

The ratio between length and wheel base of this car is 1.65. The kerb weight of the car is 1505 kg that is equal to 3318 Ib. The fuel tank that is installed in this car has a capacity of 57 litters that is equal in 12.5 UK Gallons and 15.1 US Gallons.

Engine:

A turbocharged diesel engine is installed in this vehicle. This engine has four Cylinders fitted straightly. Each cylinder has four valves there four the engine has total number of sixteen valves.  The capacity of this engine is 2.0-Litre. The unitary capacity is 498.75 cc. The engine can produce power up to 190 PS @ 4000 RPM (Rotation per Minute) but the specific output of the engine is 94 bhp per litter.

The torque produced by the engine is up to 400 Nm @ at 1750 – 2500 RPM whereas the specific torque produced by this engine is 200.5 Nm per litter. The Common rail direct diesel injection method is used in fuel system. The BMEP (Brake mean effective Pressure) of this vehicle is 2519.6 Kpa that is is equal to 365.4 psi.

Performance:

Car moves from 0-62mph in just 7.3 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 235 km/h that is equal to 146 mph. The power to weight ratio of this car is 0.06 bhp/Ib whereas the weight to power ratio is 17.98 Ib /bhp.

Fuel Consumption:

  1. It consumes 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers in urban areas.
  2. It consumes 3.5 liters per 100 kilometers in extra urban areas.
  3. It consumes 4.0 liters per 100 kilometers in combined situation.

Chassis:

The engine is placed in front of the car whereas the layout of this car is longitudinal. It is a differential engine means it is a rear wheel drive car. The steering is equipped with hydraulic power system its feature is that you can take big turns with less effort.

The size of all the wheels is same front and rear is same that is 73 * 16. Similarly the size of all the tyres is also the same that is 205/60 R 16 92 w. Both Front and rear brakes are ventilated disc brakes with Extra feature of ABS. The gearbox of this engine has total number of six Gears and the transmission of these gears is manual. The top gear ratio and final drive ratio of this engine is 0.66 and 3.15 respectively.

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