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

Equipped with straight 4 gas engine with 1596 ccm capacity it produces 102 Hp and 75 kW power at 5500 rpm and 150 Nm torque at 3900 rpm with top claim speed 188 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 13,0 s

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

Body Style:

Hatchback, 3 doors, 2 seats


Gas, Straight 4, 1596 ccm


102 Hp @ 5500 rpm / 75 kW @ 5500 rpm


150 Nm @ 3900 rpm


13,0 s 0-100 km/h, max.speed 188 km/h

Fuel Consumption:

Urban: 10,8 l/100km
Highway: 6,0 l/100km
Mixed: 7,8 l/100km

Base Price:

22037 Euro

Equipped with straight 4 gas engine with 1596 ccm capacity it produces 102 Hp and 75 kW power at 5500 rpm and 150 Nm torque at 3900 rpm with top claim speed 188 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 13,0 s

General info

Model series3 Series (E36) compact (03/94 – 08/00)
Model316g compact (Petrol)
Internal codeE36
Model startSep-1995
Model endAug-2000
Model series startMar-1994
Model series endAug-2000
Body typeHatchback
Vehicle classMiddle Class (BMW 3 Series)
Number of doors3
Number of seats2

Performance and Emissions

This BMW 316g compact produces 102 Hp and 75 kW power at 5500 rpm and 150 Nm torque at 3900 rpm with top claim speed 188 km/h and acceleration 0-100 km/h in 13,0 s

Power75 kW / 102 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque150 Nm @ 3900 rpm
Acceleration13,0 s
Top speed188 km/h
Fuel consumption city10,8 l/100km
Fuel consumption highway6,0 l/100km
Fuel consumption mixed7,8 l/100km
CO2 emissions
Emissions categoryD3
Fuel tank size52 l

Official fuel consumption is 10,8 l/100km in the city, 6,0 l/100km on the highway and 7,8 l/100km in the mixed circle. Emission category is D3 on the Super fuel type.

Dimensions & Weights

Wheelbase2700 mm
Length4210 mm
Width1698 mm
Height1393 mm
Turning circle10,4 m
Luggage volume325 l
Curb weight1355 kg
Gross weight1640 kg
Payload285 kg
Towing capacity braked 12%1250 kg
Towing capacity unbracked600 kg
Vertical load75 kg
Roof load75 kg


Engine typeGas
Fuel typeSuper
Injection typeIndirect injection
Fuel system
AspirationNaturally aspirated
CylindersStraight 4
Capacity1596 ccm
Valve gearSOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft)
Valves total8 valves total, 2 per cylinder


DrivetrainRear wheel drive
Gearbox typeManual 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 suspensionIndependent Macpherson strut, Coil springs
Rear suspensionIndependent Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Front brakesDiscs
Rear brakeDiscs
Tire size front185/65R15
Tire size rear
Tire pressure monitoring system
Tire pressure control designation
Runflat designation

Safety equipment

Airbag driverStandard
Airbag passengerStandard
Front side airbagStandard
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
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 lights169 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 warrantyNo
Rust warranty6 Years
Additional warranty

Prices and additional equipment

Base price22037 Euro
Air conditioner1176 Euro
Central locking systemStandard
Window lifter electr. FrontStandard
Window lifter electr. Rear
Parking aid337 Euro
Parking aid designationRear
Parking assistant
Trailer assist
Hill start assist
Radio460 Euro
Radio designationBMW Reverse RDS
Navigation designation
Emergency function
Alloy wheels639 Euro
Leather interior
Metallic paint435 Euro

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