In 2004, there was an event that many were waiting for. Before our eyes appeared BMW 116. Reviews proved that the novelty did not leave motorists indifferent.
A great impression was made by the presence of thishatchback of a back drive and a twisting moment of 150 N / m at 4300 rpm. And also, which is important for residents of big cities, BMW 116 has excellent maneuverability and compactness. If you delve into the consideration of the main indicators, you can see that the engine's volume is only 1.6 liters, and the power of this car is 115 hp.
It should also be noted that the control of the machinelight enough, as it has a 5-speed gearbox and an excellent ABS system. It should be noted that the two suspensions, equipped with a stabilizer of stability, perform all the functions that the manufacturer assigned to them, that is why the comfort of this model is at a high level.
If we talk about the system of brakes, then it is disk.Also in the BMW 116 there are such systems as anti-slip and course stability. Reviews of motorists say that it is quite easy to operate this model, especially in the presence of a hydraulic power steering, which allows you, without straining, to enter into sharp turns and maneuver on the road.
In terms of overall dimensions, the BMW 116 model alsosurpasses its compatriots. The length of this car is 4227 mm, the height is 1430 mm, and the width is 1751 mm. Even with such modest dimensions, the comfort and capacity of this car is at an altitude. But the size of the trunk leaves much to be desired: only 330 liters. If you fold the rear seats, it is possible to increase its volume by almost 4 times.
It should be noted that the level indicatorstoxicity of this car fully comply with the standards, which at this time is very important. After some time, the manufacturers of BMW 116 released its modified version, which was designated BMW 116D. The efficiency and environmental friendliness of this car is much higher than that of other BMW models. The new hatchback is available in both a five-door and a three-door version. In addition, the engine characteristics were improved: now it became a diesel with 4 cylinders. The volume also increased (from 1.6 liters to 2), but the power remained the same.
The development of this car wasa special model with effective dynamics, as well as functions such as electric power steering, regeneration of braking energy. It is also important that tires with low rolling resistance were used. Therefore, we can say with confidence that this is one of the most environmentally friendly cars of our time, since the carbon dioxide emission indicator is only 118 g / km. But the economics of the BMW 116D can be judged by the fuel consumption, which does not exceed 4.4 liters per 100 km.
To positive characteristics can be attributed andthe fact that it is light enough - only 1295 kg. But you can not call this model a conventional small car, because the high-speed data and all other indicators say the opposite. The maximum speed that a car can develop is 200 km / h, not to mention the fact that 100 km / h it quietly dials up for some 9.8 seconds. And all this BMW 116, the price of which is completely justified by the comfort and pleasure received during the trip.