BMW 3 Series E21sedan 318i 5MT (1979–1983)

Car model: BMW (BMW) Title: BMW Model: 3 series Generation: E21sedan Modification: 318i 5MT Year of issue: 1979–1983

Main characteristics


The minimum amount of luggage (l) 404
Front wheel track (mm) 1366
Wheelbase (mm) 2563
Height (mm) 1380
Width (mm) 1610
Rear wheel track (mm) 1373
Load capacity (kg) 430
Permissible gross weight (kg) 1460
Curb Weight (kg) 1030
Length (mm) 4355


Bore (mm) 89
Number of valves per cylinder 2
Number of cylinders Four
Piston stroke (mm) 71
Maximum torque (N • m) 145
Maximum torque revolutions, max. (rpm) 4500
Maximum power speed, max. (rpm) 5800
Intake type Distributed injection
Engine configuration Row
Engine power (hp) 105
Engine capacity (cm3) 1766
Engine’s type Petrol


Number of steps Five
Drive unit Rear
Transmission Mechanics

Suspension and brakes:

Rear brakes Drum
Front brakes Disk drives
Rear suspension Independent, spring, on longitudinal levers, with anti-roll bar
Front suspension Independent McPherson, with anti-roll bar

Performance indicators:

Fuel tank capacity (l) 58
Fuel consumption on the highway (l / 100 km) 6.3
Fuel consumption in the city (l / 100 km) 10.4
Acceleration time to 100 km / h (s) 11.5
Maximum speed (km / h) 171
Recommended fuel AI-98


Turning diameter (m) 10.3
Power steering Missing

Tires, wheels:

Discs Front Rear
Rim width Five Five
Rim diameter 13 13
Hole Arrangement Diameter (PCD) 100 100
Number of mounting holes Four Four
Tires Front Rear
Tire diameter 13 13
Tire height 80 80
Tire width 165 165