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BMW 3 Series E91

Touring version

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Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005, BMW 3 Series Touring, named E91 in the BMW’s vehicle lineup,   shares a strong visual link with the 3 Series Sedan, largely identical to the Sedan from the front to the A-pillars.

From the A-pillars back, the car's sporting silhouette hides the practicality for families and professionals seeking more space. The enlarged, more flexible and practical luggage compartment blends harmoniously with the Touring's overall style. A sleek roofline tapers down gently and smoothly to the large tailgate, while the shoulder line moves up slightly in a pincer-like fashion to give the Touring a taut, muscular appearance. In fact, the Touring’s overall height is with 3mm less than the Sedan version. This means the glasshouse offers a coupé-like appearance, accentuating the overall sporting presence. The wide D-pillar guides the eye to the rear axle, clearly accentuating the car's rear-wheel drive heritage in the process.


2005 BMW 3 Series E91 Touring
Type 318i 318d 320i
Engine
Code N46 B20 M47TU2 D20 N46 B20
Displacement 1995cc 1995cc 1995cc
Cylinders 4 4 4
Fuel type Gasoline Diesel Gasoline
Power 105kW | 143HP 105kW | 143HP 125kW | 170HP
Torque@RPM 190Nm@4250rpm 300Nm@1750rpm 210Nm@4250rpm
Performance
Top Speed 210km/h | 130mph 210km/h | 130mph 226km/h | 140mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

9.5s

9.6s

8.4s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 8.0 | 29.4 5.8 | 40.5 8.5 | 27.6
Highway 4.9 | 48 4.2 | 56 4.9 | 48
Combined 6.0 | 39.2 4.8 | 49 6.2 | 37.9

Type 320d 325i
Engine
Code M47TU2 D20 N52 B25
Displacement 1995cc 2996cc
Cylinders 4 6
Fuel type Diesel Gasoline
Power 130kW | 177HP 160kW | 218HP
Torque@RPM 350Nm@1750rpm 270Nm@2400rpm
Performance
Top Speed 228km/h | 142mph 244km/h | 151mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

8.1s

6.7s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 6.1 | 38.5 9.8 | 24
Highway 4.2 | 56 5.5 | 42.7
Combined 4.9 | 48 7.1 | 33.1

Type 325xi (AWD) 325d 330i
Engine
Code N52 B25 M57TU D25 N52 B30
Displacement 2996cc 2993cc 2996cc
Cylinders 6 6 6
Fuel type Gasoline Diesel Gasoline
Power 160kW | 218HP 145kW | 197HP 200kW | 272HP
Torque@RPM 270Nm@2400rpm 400Nm@1300rpm 320Nm@2750rpm
Performance
Top Speed 244km/h | 152mph 233km/h | 145mph 250km/h | 155mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

6.7s

7.6s

6.1s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 9.8 | 24 7.9 | 29.7 9.9 | 23.7
Highway 5.5 | 42.7 4.9 | 48 5.6 | 42
Combined 7.1 | 33.1 6.0 | 39.2 7.2 | 32.6

Type 330xi (AWD) 330d 330xd (AWD)
Engine
Code N52 B30 M57TU2 D30 M57TU2 D30
Displacement 2996cc 2993cc 2993cc
Cylinders 6 6 6
Fuel type Gasoline Diesel Diesel
Power 200kW | 272HP 170kW | 231HP 170kW | 231HP
Torque@RPM 320Nm@2750rpm 500Nm@1750rpm 500Nm@1750rpm
Performance
Top Speed 250km/h | 155mph 248km/h | 154mph 238km/h | 148mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

6.2s

6.8s

6.7s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 11.0 | 21.3 8.3 | 28.3 9.2 | 25.5
Highway 6.2 | 37.9 5.0 | 47 5.6 | 42
Combined 8.0 | 29.4 6.2 | 37.9 6.9 | 34

Type 335i 335xi (AWD) 335d
Engine
Code N54 B30 N54 B30  
Displacement 2979cc 2979cc 2993cc
Cylinders 6 6 6
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Diesel
Power 225kW | 306HP 225kW | 306HP 210kW | 286HP
Torque@RPM 400Nm@1300rpm 400Nm@1300rpm 580Nm@1750rpm
Performance
Top Speed 250km/h | 155mph 250km/h | 155mph 250km/h | 155mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

5.7s

5.6s

6.3s
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City 13.4 | 17.5 14.2 | 16.5 9.2 | 25.5
Highway 6.9 | 34.0 7.2 | 32.6 5.4 | 43.5
Combined 9.3 | 25.2 9.8 | 24 6.8 | 34.5

Dimensions
Length
4520mm
Width
1817mm
Height
1418mm

Source for technical specifications: BMW.com.

The external styling boldly announces a harmony of elegance, dynamism, and sportiness, while inside the accent is firmly on ease of use and flexibility and, as such, the fourth-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been developed as an entirely different and unique car in parallel to the Sedan.

The Touring is typically BMW both in its looks and performance. Its dimensions hide a roomy and practical interior. The Touring is 42mm longer, at 4520mm, than the previous model, 78mm wider at 1817mm and 9mm higher at 1418 mm. The wheelbase is stretched a further 35 mm to 2760mm. Occupants in both the front and rear enjoy extra space and comfort, while the enlarged luggage area grows to 460 litres ( an increase of 25 litres). By folding the rear 60/40 split fold backrest, up to 1385 litres of luggage space is available on an almost totally flat loading floor.

Even more important than the interior dimensions alone are the many innovative ideas included to enhance the everyday driving experience. The luggage compartment cover, for example, automatically moves up together with the flip-up rear window in order to facilitate loading at the rear. Thanks to run-flat tyres (no spare is needed), overall weight is optimized and luggage space increases, with an additional storage box beneath the floor of the luggage compartment. The luggage compartment floor section is reversible, with a touch plastic cover to repel water or dirt. There are lashing points to securely fasten heavy goods on one side and a plastic cover on the other side that can be laid over panels and surfaces to protect against dirt and scratches. A watertight folding box beneath the floor of the luggage area serves additionally to house wet boots or similar items.

Dynamic roadholding is also one of the key strengths of the 3 Series Touring. The ideal 50/50 weight distribution, rear wheel drive, long wheelbase and short body overhangs front and rear, allow the Touring to deliver supreme agility and driving safety. Supporting the front wheels, the same new double joint, light weight aluminium front axle from the E90 Sedan endows the Touring with optimum balance of driving dynamics and motoring comfort. This innovative axle design allows superior tracking stability and particularly low roll noise. Supreme agility and dynamic handling, in turn, are also ensured by the five-arm rear axle in lightweight steel design ensuring precise wheel guidance as well as excellent roll comfort.

2008 BMW 3 Series E90 Sedan | 2008 BMW 3 Series E91 Touring | 2008 BMW Performance 3 Series E90 |
BMW 3 Series E90 Sedan | BMW 3 Series E92 Coupé | BMW 3 Series E93 Convertible

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