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BMW E46 3 Series 318i Specs

(2001 - 2005) - Technical Specifications for Years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
With a fuel consumption of 7.2 litres/100km - 39 mpg UK - 33 mpg US (Average), 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 9.3 seconds, a maximum top speed of 135 mph (218 km/h), a curb weight of 2855 lbs (1295 kgs), the E46 3 Series 318i has a naturally-aspirated In-line 4 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code N42 B20A.
This engine produces a maximum power of 143 PS (141 bhp - 105 kW) at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm (147 lb.ft) at 3750 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 5 speed Manual gearbox.
About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the E46 3 Series has Independent. McPherson. coil springs. anti-roll bar front suspension and Multilink. Coil springs. anti-roll bar rear suspension. Stock tire sizes are 205 / 55 on 16 inch rims at the front, and 205 / 55 on 16 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the E46 3 Series 318i braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Vented Discs at the rear.
The E46 3 Series model is a car manufactured by BMW, sold new from year 2001 to 2005, and available after that as a used car.

BMW E46 3 Series 318i Engine Technical Data BMW E46 3 Series 318i Engine Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders : I 4
Engine Code : N42 B20A
Fuel type :
Petrol
Fuel System : MPI - Bosch Motronic ME 9.2
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 1995 cm3 or 121.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 84.0 x 90.0 mm
3.31 x 3.54 inches
Number of valves : 16 Valves
Aspiration : N/A
Compression Ratio : 10.2
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 143 PS or 141 bhp or 105 kW @ 6000 rpm
Maximum torque : 200 Nm or 147 lb.ft @ 3750 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

BMW E46 3 Series 318i Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and RangeBMW E46 3 Series 318i Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range

Fuel Consumption - Economy - Combined: 7.2 L/100km
39 mpg UK / 33 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - Extra Urban: 5.5 L/100km
51 mpg UK / 43 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - City: 10.2 L/100km
28 mpg UK / 23 mpg US
Fuel Tank Capacity : 63 L
13.9 UK gallons
16.6 US gallons
Range : 875 Km or 544 miles
CO2 emissions : 175 g/Km (BMW)
Efficiency label?
 E
UK Car Tax Price 2015
£205.00 (Annually)
BMW E46 3 Series 318i UK Car Tax Prices
03/2001 Onwards:
Tax Band: H
12 months: £205.00
6 months: £112.75
Up to 02/2001:
Annual: £145.00
6 months: £79.75

BMW E46 3 Series 318i Safety Ratings

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BMW E46 3 Series 318i Performance BMW E46 3 Series 318i Performance

Top Speed : 218 km/h or 135 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 9.3 s

BMW E46 3 Series 318i Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight BMW E46 3 Series 318i Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight

Num. of Doors : 4
Wheelbase : 272 cm or 107.09 inches
Length : 447 cm or 175.98 inches
Width : 174 cm or 68.5 inches
Height : 142 cm or 55.91 inches
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cx : -
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions : Vented Discs (286 mm)
Rear Brakes - Dics dimensions : Vented Discs (276 mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions : 205/55 R16
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions : 205/55 R16
Curb Weight : 1295 kg OR 2855 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 9.05 kg/hp
Trunk capacity : 440 L
Front Suspension : Independent. McPherson. coil springs. anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension : Multilink. Coil springs. anti-roll bar

BMW E46 3 Series 318i Service Light Reset

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- Switch ignition off
- Press and hold the button between the fuel gauge and the speedometer
- Turn key to position "I"
- After 5 seconds, the words "Oil Service" or "Inspection" are shown together with the message "Reset" or "Re".
- Release the button. Press it again for antoher 5 seconds until the message "Reset" starts to flash
- Release the button and press it again
- The new service interval is now displayed
- Press the button again and the message "End Sia" is displayed.
- Switch ignition off
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