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Engines & Power

Mark VIII Base

3-Series 318ti

Regal Turbo FWD

Standard Engine 4.6L 280 hp V8 1.9L 138 hp I4 2.0L 259 hp I4
Horsepower 280 @ 5750 RPM 138 @ 6000 RPM 259 @ 5300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 285 @ 4500 RPM 133 @ 4300 RPM 295 @ 3000 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 32/DOHC 16/DOHC 16/DOHC
Displacement (cc) 4605 1895 1998
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.55 X 3.54 3.35 X 3.29 3.39 X 3.39
Compression Ratio 9.9:1 10.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type/System Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/DI
Turbocharger No No Yes
Supercharger No No No

Transmissions

Mark VIII Base

3-Series 318ti

Regal Turbo FWD

Standard Transmission 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive 5-Speed Manual 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive

Payload & Towing

Mark VIII Base

3-Series 318ti

Regal Turbo FWD

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.70 87.00 96.80
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 14.40 15.00 14.20
Standard Towing (lb.) 2000 No data No data
Max Towing (lb.) 2000 No data No data
Standard Payload (lb.) No data No data No data
Max Payload (lb.) No data No data No data
Standard GVWR (lb.) No data No data No data
Max GVWR (lb.) No data No data No data

Braking & Traction

Mark VIII Base

3-Series 318ti

Regal Turbo FWD

4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive N/A N/A N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A N/A N/A
Electronic Brake Assistance N/A N/A Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Locking Differential N/A N/A N/A
Traction Control N/A N/A Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A Std.
Next Steps

Mark VIII Base

3-Series 318ti

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