1999 BMW E36 323ti Compact 2.5-liter I6 170 PS 1920×1080 HD

Posted by at 12 November 2013, at 20 : 37 PM

Car of the day – 1999 BMW E36 323ti Compact 2.5-liter I6 170 PS 1920×1080 HD

This tuned 1999 BMW E36 323ti Compact has a 2.5-liter (2494 cc) I6 petrol engine. Its engine can produce up to 168 hp (125 kW) at 5500 rpm and up to 181 lbs-ft (245 Nm) of torque at 3950 rpm.

The BMW E36 323ti Compact is the most powerful base version of all E36 Compact models. However, in Europe (probably in USA as well), these BMW E36 Compact models often comes with replaced engines, and you can find a lot of these cars with 2.8-liter or even more powerful engines. This car looks quite sporty, and it is obvious that you need more powerful engine for a car like this.

Base 1999 BMW E36 323ti Compact model is not a slow car at all. For this particular model, you really don’t need to replace its engine to a powerful one, because it is already quite fast. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.8 seconds. It can do 0-160 km/h (0-99 mph) in 19.6 seconds. Can drive a standing quarter mile in 15.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 230 km/h (140 mph).

The BMW Compact is a small and light car. Its wheelbase is 106.3 inches (2700 mm). Its length is 165.7 inches (4210 mm), width is 66.9 inches (1698 mm), and height is 54.8 inches (1393 mm). The car weighs only 2767 lbs (1255 kg).

All these models comes with a rear-wheel-drive system and a 5-speed manual transmission. Also, all these 323ti models are little thirsty for fuel. Its fuel economy is 13.9 L/100 km in a city and 7 L/100 km in a highway. Well, in a highway the number is quite okey, but in a city, it is quite a lot.

In 1999, the original price (MSRP) for a base 1999 BMW E36 323ti Compact model was set at around 27,200 Euro (€).

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