Comparison between:
• BMW 3er (E46) 320d (diesel, 1998)
• BMW 3er (E90) 320d (diesel, 2005)
• BMW 5er Touring (E61, Facelift 2007) 523i (petrol, 2007)

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

Basic information about the manufacturer, series and model of the vehicle. First and last years of production.

ManufacturerBMWBMWBMW
Series3er3er5er
Model(E46) 320d(E90) 320dTouring (E61, Facelift 2007) 523i
First year of production199820052007
Last year of production200120072010

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

Information about the body style of the vehicle, overall dimensions, weight, boot space and fuel tank capacity.

Body typesedan (saloon)sedan (saloon)station wagon (estate, combi)
Number of doors4 (four)4 (four)5 (five)
Number of seats5 (five)5 (five)5 (five)
Wheelbase2725.00 mm (millimeters)
8.94 ft (feet)
107.28 in (inches)
2.7250 m (meters)
2760.00 mm (millimeters)
9.06 ft (feet)
108.66 in (inches)
2.7600 m (meters)
2888.00 mm (millimeters)
9.48 ft (feet)
113.70 in (inches)
2.8880 m (meters)
Front track1481.00 mm (millimeters)
4.86 ft (feet)
58.31 in (inches)
1.4810 m (meters)
1500.00 mm (millimeters)
4.92 ft (feet)
59.06 in (inches)
1.5000 m (meters)
1558.00 mm (millimeters)
5.11 ft (feet)
61.34 in (inches)
1.5580 m (meters)
Rear track1488.00 mm (millimeters)
4.88 ft (feet)
58.58 in (inches)
1.4880 m (meters)
1513.00 mm (millimeters)
4.96 ft (feet)
59.57 in (inches)
1.5130 m (meters)
1581.00 mm (millimeters)
5.19 ft (feet)
62.24 in (inches)
1.5810 m (meters)
Length4471.00 mm (millimeters)
14.67 ft (feet)
176.02 in (inches)
4.4710 m (meters)
4520.00 mm (millimeters)
14.83 ft (feet)
177.95 in (inches)
4.5200 m (meters)
4843.00 mm (millimeters)
15.89 ft (feet)
190.67 in (inches)
4.8430 m (meters)
Width1739.00 mm (millimeters)
5.71 ft (feet)
68.46 in (inches)
1.7390 m (meters)
1817.00 mm (millimeters)
5.96 ft (feet)
71.54 in (inches)
1.8170 m (meters)
1846.00 mm (millimeters)
6.06 ft (feet)
72.68 in (inches)
1.8460 m (meters)
Height1415.00 mm (millimeters)
4.64 ft (feet)
55.71 in (inches)
1.4150 m (meters)
1421.00 mm (millimeters)
4.66 ft (feet)
55.94 in (inches)
1.4210 m (meters)
1491.00 mm (millimeters)
4.89 ft (feet)
58.70 in (inches)
1.4910 m (meters)
Ground clearance--143.00 mm (millimeters)
0.47 ft (feet)
5.63 in (inches)
0.1430 m (meters)
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity400.0 l (liters)
14.13 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.40 m3 (cubic meters)
400000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
-500.0 l (liters)
17.66 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.50 m3 (cubic meters)
500000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity-460.0 l (liters)
16.24 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.46 m3 (cubic meters)
460000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
1650.0 l (liters)
58.27 ft3 (cubic feet)
1.65 m3 (cubic meters)
1650000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Curb weight1375 kg (kilograms)
3031.36 lbs (pounds)
1435 kg (kilograms)
3163.63 lbs (pounds)
1590 kg (kilograms)
3505.35 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight1875 kg (kilograms)
4133.67 lbs (pounds)
1950 kg (kilograms)
4299.01 lbs (pounds)
2190 kg (kilograms)
4828.12 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank64.0 l (liters)
14.08 UK gal (UK gallons)
16.91 US gal (US gallons)
61.0 l (liters)
13.42 UK gal (UK gallons)
16.11 US gal (US gallons)
70.0 l (liters)
15.40 UK gal (UK gallons)
18.49 US gal (US gallons)

Engine

Technical data about the vehicle's engine - location, displacement, aspiration, cylinders, valves, compression, fuel, etc.

Type of fueldieseldieselpetrol
Type of fuel systemcommon railcommon raildirect injection
Engine model---
Engine locationlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement1951 cc (cubic centimeters)1995 cc (cubic centimeters)2497 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism typeoverhead camshaft (OHC)-double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Type of aspirationturboturbonaturally aspirated
Compression ratio19.00 : 117.00 : 112.00 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersinline/straight engineinline/straight engineinline/straight engine
Number of cylinders4 (four)4 (four)6 (six)
Valves per cylinder4 (four)4 (four)4 (four)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)
84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)
82.00 mm (millimeters)
0.27 ft (feet)
3.23 in (inches)
0.0820 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)88.00 mm (millimeters)
0.29 ft (feet)
3.46 in (inches)
0.0880 m (meters)
90.00 mm (millimeters)
0.30 ft (feet)
3.54 in (inches)
0.0900 m (meters)
78.80 mm (millimeters)
0.26 ft (feet)
3.10 in (inches)
0.0788 m (meters)

Power, torque, acceleration, speed

Information about the maximum power, torque, speed and the revolutions per minute, at which they are reached. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km.

Maximum power136 hp (horse power)
101.4 kW (kilowatts)
137.9 ps (metric horsepower)
163 hp (horse power)
121.5 kW (kilowatts)
165.3 ps (metric horsepower)
190 hp (horse power)
141.7 kW (kilowatts)
192.6 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at4000 rpm (revolutions per minute)4000 rpm (revolutions per minute)6100 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque280 Nm (newton meters)
28.6 kgm (kilogram meters)
206.5 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
340 Nm (newton meters)
34.7 kgm (kilogram meters)
250.8 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
240 Nm (newton meters)
24.5 kgm (kilogram meters)
177.0 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at1750 rpm (revolutions per minute)2000 rpm (revolutions per minute)3500 - 5000 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Redline RPM---
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h9.80 s (seconds)8.30 s (seconds)8.50 s (seconds)
Maximum speed207 km/h (kilometers per hour)
128.62 mph (miles per hour)
225 km/h (kilometers per hour)
139.81 mph (miles per hour)
230 km/h (kilometers per hour)
142.92 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient--0.29

Fuel consumption

Information about the fuel consumption (urban, extra-urban, combined).

Fuel consumption (urban)7.8 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.72 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.06 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
30.16 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.97 mpl (miles per liter)
12.82 km/l (kilometers per liter)
6.5 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.43 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.72 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
36.19 mpg (miles per gallon)
9.56 mpl (miles per liter)
15.38 km/l (kilometers per liter)
10.6 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.33 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.80 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
22.19 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.86 mpl (miles per liter)
9.43 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)4.7 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.03 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.24 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
50.05 mpg (miles per gallon)
13.22 mpl (miles per liter)
21.28 km/l (kilometers per liter)
4.5 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
0.99 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.19 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
52.27 mpg (miles per gallon)
13.81 mpl (miles per liter)
22.22 km/l (kilometers per liter)
6.0 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.32 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.59 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
39.20 mpg (miles per gallon)
10.36 mpl (miles per liter)
16.67 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)5.6 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.23 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.48 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
42.00 mpg (miles per gallon)
11.10 mpl (miles per liter)
17.86 km/l (kilometers per liter)
5.3 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.17 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.40 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
44.38 mpg (miles per gallon)
11.72 mpl (miles per liter)
18.87 km/l (kilometers per liter)
7.7 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.69 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.03 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
30.55 mpg (miles per gallon)
8.07 mpl (miles per liter)
12.99 km/l (kilometers per liter)
EU emission standard--EURO IV
Catalytic converter---
CO2 emissions---

Transmission, drive type

Information about the transmission (automatic and/or manual), number of gears/speeds and type of drive.

Transmission model---
Type of transmissionmanualmanualmanual
Number of automatic gears---
Number of manual gears5 (five)6 (six)6 (six)
Final drive ratio---
Drive typerear wheel drive (RWD)rear wheel drive (RWD)rear wheel drive (RWD)

Steering

Technical specifications about the type of steering and the vehicle's turning circle (turning diameter).

Type of steeringrack and pinion-rack and pinion
Type of power steeringhydraulic--
Turning circle diameter--11.40 m (meters)
37.40 ft (feet)
448.82 in (inches)

Suspension

Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - shock absorber strut/damper - independent suspension
- coil springs
- MacPherson strut
- anti-roll bar/sway bar/stabilizer bar
-
Type of rear suspension - coil springs - coil springs-

Brakes

Type of brakes used on the front and rear wheels as well as presence of an ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Type of front brakesventilated discsdiscsventilated discs
Type of rear brakesdiscsdiscsdiscs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)YesYesYes

Wheels

Type and size of the rims and tyres of the vehicle.

Rim size--R16
Tyre code195/65 R15205/55 R16225/55 R16 W