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BMW 3 Series E36 316g compact (Natural gas) (1995 – 2000)

This BMW 3 Series E36 316g compact (Natural gas) model was produced in the period between Sep-1995 and Aug-2000 model years. Also, this BMW is 2 seats 3 doors middle class (bmw 3 series) hatchback.

BMW 316g compact (Natural gas) (Sep-1995 – Aug-2000)

Body Style:

Hatchback, 3 doors, 2 seats


Gas, Straight 4, 1596 ccm


82 Hp @ 5500 rpm / 60 kW @ 5500 rpm


127 Nm @ 3900 rpm


15,6 s 0-100 km/h, max.speed 177 km/h

Fuel Consumption:

Urban: -
Highway: -
Mixed: -

Base Price:

22037 Euro

Equipped with straight 4 gas engine with 1596 ccm capacity it produces 82 Hp and 60 kW power at 5500 rpm and 127 Nm torque at 3900 rpm with top claim speed 177 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 15,6 s

General info

Brand BMW
Model series 3 Series (E36) compact (03/94 – 08/00)
Model 316g compact (Natural gas)
Internal code E36
Model start Sep-1995
Model end Aug-2000
Model series start Mar-1994
Model series end Aug-2000
Body type Hatchback
Vehicle class Middle Class (BMW 3 Series)
Number of doors 3
Number of seats 2

Performance and Emissions

This BMW 316g compact produces 82 Hp and 60 kW power at 5500 rpm and 127 Nm torque at 3900 rpm with top claim speed 177 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 15,6 s

Power 60 kW / 82 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 127 Nm @ 3900 rpm
Acceleration 15,6 s
Top speed 177 km/h
Fuel consumption city
Fuel consumption highway
Fuel consumption mixed
CO2 emissions
Emissions category D3
Fuel tank size n.b.

Official fuel consumption is – in the city, – on the highway and – in the mixed circle. Emission category is D3 on the Natural gas (kg) fuel type.

Dimensions & Weights

Wheelbase 2700 mm
Length 4210 mm
Width 1698 mm
Height 1393 mm
Turning circle 10,4 m
Luggage volume 325 l
Curb weight 1355 kg
Gross weight 1640 kg
Payload 285 kg
Towing capacity braked 12% 1250 kg
Towing capacity unbracked 600 kg
Vertical load 75 kg
Roof load 75 kg


Engine type Gas
Fuel type Natural gas (kg)
Injection type Indirect injection
Fuel system
Aspiration Naturally aspirated
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1596 ccm
Valve gear SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft)
Valves total 8 valves total, 2 per cylinder


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Gearbox type Manual transmission, 5 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 discs on the rear. Stock tire sizes are 185/65r15 front and rear.

Front suspension Independent Macpherson strut, Coil springs
Rear suspension Independent Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Front brakes Discs
Rear brake Discs
Tire size front 185/65R15
Tire size rear
Tire pressure monitoring system
Tire pressure control designation
Runflat designation

Safety equipment

Airbag driver Standard
Airbag passenger Standard
Front side airbag Standard
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
3-point belt rear center – designation
Rear headrests
Rear head restraints
Active headrests
Isofix designation
Child seat integrated
ABS Standard
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 169 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 22037 Euro
Air conditioner 1176 Euro
Central locking system Standard
Window lifter electr. Front Standard
Window lifter electr. Rear
Parking aid 337 Euro
Parking aid designation Rear
Parking assistant
Trailer assist
Hill start assist
Radio 460 Euro
Radio designation BMW Reverse RDS
Navigation designation
Emergency function
Alloy wheels 639 Euro
Leather interior
Metallic paint 435 Euro

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