BMW 320Cd Cabrio (E46)

BMW 3 series 2003 2.0 diesel description

Cabrio BMW 320Cd Cabrio has been produced from October, 2004 to September, 2005. It has four-cylinder diesel engine with displacement of 2.0 litres, which produces power of 150 horsepower on 4000 rpm and torque 330 Nm (Newton metres) on 2000 revolutions per minute.

This 4-cylinder 16-valve engine camshaft is driven by chain (What is an engine chain and belt? ). Engine has Common Rail fuel system and turbine. The engine meets the Euro 4 emissions standard. Average engine life expectancy (mileage before serious repairs are needed) is from 270 000 to 450 000 kilometres. It is important to remember that engine life is highly dependent on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
More engine specs 
This BMW 3 series 2.0 engine oil type is 5W-30 and oil capacity is 5.2 litres.

BMW 320Cd Cabrio has classical rear wheel drive (RWD) and automatic gearbox with 5 gears.
BMW 320Cd Cabrio accelerates to speed 100 kilometres per hour in 9.7 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 211 km/h.

The fuel consumption of this BMW 320Cd Cabrio in combined mode (combining urban and highway driving) is 6.3 litres per 100km (15.9 km/l) - this is the most fuel efficient BMW 3 sērija 2003 - 2007 version, city fuel economy - 8.5 l/100km, fuel consumption on highway - 5 l/100km. Fuel tank capacity is 63 litres or 16.64 gallons, which gives a mileage up to 1000 kilometers without refueling in urban cycle and even up to 1260 kilometers on highway.
According to user reviews, this BMW real everyday fuel consumption is 7.6 litres per 100 km, which is 21% more than the manufacturer's stated. More - Real BMW 3 series fuel consumption.

BMW 3 series safety

During safety testing BMW 3 series has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of BMW 3 series is evaluated with five stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection BMW 3 series got one star.

With the same engine there is also BMW 3 series version with manual gearbox (BMW 320Cd Cabrio MT) available, which manufacturer's fuel consumption is similar - 6.3 litres per 100 km, whereas users reported real fuel consumption is lower by 1.2 litres per 100 km or 16 % - 6.4 litres per 100 km.
BMW 3 series 2003

BMW 320Cd Cabrio technical data

Model: BMW 320Cd Cabrio
Body style: Cabrio
Production period: 2004. October ... 2005. September 
Engine: 1995 cm3 Diesel, 4 cylinders CO2 emissions: no data
Power: 150 HP ON 4000 RPM Torque: 330 NM ON 2000 RPM
Gearbox: Automatic gearbox (5 gears) Drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)
Maximum speed: 211 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.7 seconds
Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.3 (combined) 8.5 (urban) 5.0 (highway)
Real fuel consumption: 7.6 l/100km (30.9 MPG) by user reviews from various sources
Fuel tank capacity: 63 litres (16.6 gallons)
Car dimensions: 4.49m (length) 1.76m (width) 1.37m (height)
Turning diameter: 10 meters
Trunk capacity: 260 litres
Gross weight: 2040 kg

BMW 320Cd Cabrio engine M47D20TU

Engine reliability:

Overall, this engine can last around 270,000 to 450,000 km if properly maintained, using the correct quality oil and fuel, and carrying out regular checks and maintenance.
The engine has hydraulic valve tappets (lifters), which provide quieter operation and do not require periodic adjustment, but are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in the event of failure.
Engine displacement 1995 cm3
Number of cylinders 4
Bore (cylinder diameter) 84 mm
Stroke length (piston move) 90 mm
Compression ratio 17 : 1
Camshaft drive Timing chain

Chain motors are considered more reliable, chain replacement usually is required less often than a timing belt, but they are often louder and vibrate more.

Fuel system Common Rail

Common rail fuel injection provides more engine power, is quieter, more environmentally friendly and offers better fuel economy, but is more expensive to maintain and repair.

BMW 320Cd Cabrio oil type 5W-30
Oil capacity 5.2 litres (5.5 quarts)
Power 116 - 150 HP ON 4000 RPM
Torque 280 - 330 NM ON 2000 RPM
Start of production (year) 1998
Duration of production 9 years
Engine also used on BMW 1 sērija BMW X3

Generally, the use of an engine in several models and its long production run is an indication of the quality of the engine and the success of its design.

All BMW 3 series cabrio [2003 - 2007] modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
BMW 318Ci Cabrio

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 143 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW 318Ci Cabrio 2.0 Petrol 143 HP 8.4 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW 320Cd Cabrio Oct 2004 — Sep 2005

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

2.0 Diesel 150 HP 6.3 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW 320Cd Cabrio Oct 2004 — Sep 2005 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 6.3 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW 320Ci Cabrio 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW 320Ci Cabrio 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW 325Ci Cabrio 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW 325Ci Cabrio 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW 330Ci Cabrio

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW 330Ci Cabrio

Most powerfull petrol version (231 HP)

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW 3 series 2003 reviews
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