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BMW 3 Series E21 318 Automatik (1979 – 1980)

This BMW 3 Series E21 318 Automatik model was produced in the period between Aug-1979 and Aug-1980 model years. Also, this BMW is 5 seats 2 doors middle class (bmw 3 series) sedan (saloon).

BMW 318 Automatik (Aug-1979 – Aug-1980)

Body Style:

Sedan (Saloon), 2 doors, 5 seats


Petrol (Gasoline), Straight 4, 1766 ccm


98 Hp @ 5800 rpm / 72 kW @ 5800 rpm


142 Nm @ 4000 rpm


14,1 s 0-100 km/h, max.speed 160 km/h

Fuel Consumption:

Urban: 11,0 l/100km
Highway: 8,4 l/100km at 90 km/h and 11,6 l/100km at 120 km/h
Mixed: 10,3 l/100km

Base Price:

9630 Euro

Equipped with straight 4 petrol (gasoline) engine with 1766 ccm capacity it produces 98 Hp and 72 kW power at 5800 rpm and 142 Nm torque at 4000 rpm with top claim speed 160 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 14,1 s

General info

Brand BMW
Model series 3 Series (E21) Limousine (08/79 – 06/84)
Model 318 Automatik
Internal code E21
Model start Aug-1979
Model end Aug-1980
Model series start Aug-1979
Model series end Jun-1984
Body type Sedan (Saloon)
Vehicle class Middle Class (BMW 3 Series)
Number of doors 2
Number of seats 5

Performance and Emissions

This BMW 318 produces 98 Hp and 72 kW power at 5800 rpm and 142 Nm torque at 4000 rpm with top claim speed 160 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 14,1 s

Power 72 kW / 98 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque 142 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Acceleration 14,1 s
Top speed 160 km/h
Fuel consumption city 11,0 l/100km
Fuel consumption highway 8,4 l/100km at 90 km/h and 11,6 l/100km at 120 km/h
Fuel consumption mixed 10,3 l/100km
CO2 emissions
Emissions category Without catalytic converter
Fuel tank size 58 l

Official fuel consumption is 11,0 l/100km in the city, 8,4 l/100km on the highway and 10,3 l/100km in the mixed circle on the Normal fuel type.

Dimensions & Weights

Wheelbase 2563 mm
Length 4355 mm
Width 1610 mm
Height 1380 mm
Turning circle 10,3 m
Luggage volume 404 l
Curb weight 1040 kg
Gross weight 1440 kg
Payload 400 kg
Towing capacity braked 12% 1200 kg
Towing capacity unbracked 500 kg
Vertical load N.A.
Roof load 75 kg


Engine type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel type Normal
Injection type Carburettor
Fuel system 1 Solex 32 DIDTA carburettor
Aspiration Naturally aspirated
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1766 ccm
Valve gear SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft)
Valves total 8 valves total, 2 per cylinder


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Gearbox type Automatic transmission, 3 speed
Start / stop system
Shift indicator

Suspension, brakes and tyres

For the better road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort in the chassis construction it has independent macpherson strut, coil springs front suspension and independent semi-trailing arm, coil springs rear suspension with discs brakes on the front axle and drum brakes on the rear. Stock tire sizes are 185/70r13h front and 185/70r13h rear.

Front suspension Independent Macpherson strut, Coil springs
Rear suspension Independent Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Front brakes Discs
Rear brake Drum brakes
Tire size front 185/70R13H
Tire size rear 185/70R13H
Tire pressure monitoring system
Tire pressure control designation
Runflat designation

Safety equipment

Airbag driver
Airbag passenger
Front side airbag
Front side airbag designation
Rear side airbag
Rear side airbag designation
Front head airbag
Front head airbag designation
Rear head airbag
Rear head airbag designation
Airbag Other
Airbag Other designation
Airbag deactivation
Airbag deactivation designation
Pre-crash system
Pre-Crash system designation
3-point belt rear center Standard
3-point belt rear center – designation Beckengurt
Rear headrests 88 Euro
Rear head restraints
Active headrests
Isofix designation
Child seat integrated
Brake assist
Brake assist designation
City emergency brake assist
Emergency brake Assist
Collision warning
Cornering brake control
Traction control
Drive slip regulation
Electronic stability program
Driving dynamics control
Vehicle Dynamics Control – Trailer
Charging status check
Brake light dynamic
Brake light dynamic designation
Active steering
Fog lights 92 Euro
Variable light distribution
Xenon headlights
LED headlights
Laser headlights
Light sensor
Rain sensor
Auto distance control
Automatic distance control designation
Traffic jam assistant
Night view assist
Pedestrian detection
Drowsiness detection
Lane departure
Lane change assistant
Emergency assistant
Intersection assistant
Intersection assistant
Pedestrian protection system
Traffic sign recognition
Head-up display (HUD)
Speed ​​limiter
High-beam assistant


Warranty (vehicle) No
Paint warranty No
Rust warranty 6 Years
Additional warranty

Prices and additional equipment

Base price 9630 Euro
Air conditioner
Central locking system
Window lifter electr. Front
Window lifter electr. Rear
Parking aid
Parking aid designation
Parking assistant
Trailer assist
Hill start assist
Radio 291 Euro
Radio designation BMW Bavaria S
Navigation designation
Emergency function
Alloy wheels 601 Euro
Leather interior
Metallic paint 332 Euro

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