BMW 3 Series E21sedan 316 4MT (1980–1983)

Car model: BMW (BMW) Title: BMW Model: 3 series Generation: E21sedan Modification: 316 4MT Year of issue: 1980–1983

Main characteristics


The minimum amount of luggage (l)404
Front wheel track (mm)1387
Wheelbase (mm)2563
Height (mm)1380
Width (mm)1610
Rear wheel track (mm)1396
Load capacity (kg)430
Permissible gross weight (kg)1450
Curb Weight (kg)1020
Length (mm)4355


Bore (mm)89
Number of valves per cylinder2
Number of cylindersFour
Piston stroke (mm)71
Maximum torque (N • m)140
Maximum torque revolutions, max. (rpm)4,000
Maximum power speed, max. (rpm)5500
Intake typeCarburetor
Engine configurationRow
Engine power (hp)90
Engine capacity (cm3)1766
Engine’s typePetrol


Number of stepsFour
Drive unitRear

Suspension and brakes:

Rear brakesDrum
Front brakesDisk drives
Rear suspensionIndependent, on longitudinal levers, with hydraulic shock absorbers
Front suspensionIndependent McPherson, with anti-roll bar

Performance indicators:

Fuel tank capacity (l)58
Fuel consumption on the highway (l / 100 km)6.8
Fuel consumption in the city (l / 100 km)Eleven
Acceleration time to 100 km / h (s)12.5
Maximum speed (km / h)163
Recommended fuelAI-92


Turning diameter (m)10.3
Power steeringMissing

Tires, wheels:

Rim widthFiveFive
Rim diameter1313
Hole Arrangement Diameter (PCD)100100
Number of mounting holesFourFour
Tire diameter1313
Tire height8080
Tire width165165