This provides a higher top speed of 119mph (117mph from the 1.6-litre engine), faster acceleration from 0-62mph of 11.9secs (12.3secs) and almost a second improvement on fourth gear acceleration from 50-75mph at 11.4secs (12.2secs). Combined fuel consumption has also improved to 37.2mpg from 36.7mpg. The price of the 316i Compact remains unchanged at £14,695 on-the-road for the manual and £15,735 for the automatic.
New engine for entry-level BMW Compact
20/01/1999 in NEWS