BMW 3 Series Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 135 mm (5.3 in)
    • Offroad abilities: below average
    • Ride height per person: 27 mm (1.1 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 103 — 115 mm (4.1 — 4.5 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
    • Clearance to tire height: 135 mm / 109 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 135 mm / 440 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 147 mm
    • Difference with world average: -26 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 330i — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 330d — 2 hp/mm
  • M340i — 2.9 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1.1 hp/mm
  • M340d — 2.6 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 330i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 3 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 4.3 Nm/mm
  • M340i — 3.8 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • M340d — 5.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 330i — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • M340i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    330i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.8
    320d 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.3
    330d 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    45 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.3
    M340i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    43 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9
    318i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.8
    M340d 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    43 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 45 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle M340i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 43 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle M340d
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 43 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 134 mm (5.3 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 26.8 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 102 — 114 mm (4 — 4.5 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 134 mm / 111 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 134 mm / 436 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 146 mm
      • Difference with world average: -27 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 330i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • M340i — 2.9 hp/mm
  • 330d — 2 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1.1 hp/mm
  • M340d — 2.6 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 330i — 3 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 3 Nm/mm
  • M340i — 3.8 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 4.3 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • M340d — 5.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 330i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • M340i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    330i 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.3
    320d 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    68 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.3
    M340i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    43 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9
    330d 135 mm
    (5.3 in)
    45 mm/L 102 mm
    (4 in)
    -19% 9.3
    318i 136 mm
    (5.4 in)
    68 mm/L 103 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -18% 9.5
    M340d 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    43 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle M340i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 43 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 45 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 102 mm (4 in)
    Difference from world average -19%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 136 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 68 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 103 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -18%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle M340d
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 43 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 165 mm (6.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: above average
      • Ride height per person: 33 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 133 — 145 mm (5.2 — 5.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite low
      • Clearance to tire height: 165 mm / 124 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 165 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 177 mm
      • Difference with world average: +4 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 6 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 320i — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 330i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 335d — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 340i — 2 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 318d — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 325d — 1.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 320i — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 3.8 Nm/mm
  • 340i — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.4 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 318d — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 325d — 2.7 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 320i — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 340i — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320d — 34 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318d — 37 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325d — 33 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    320i 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    330i 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    335d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    55 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    340i 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    55 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    330d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    55 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    320d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    318d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    325d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 55 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 340i
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 55 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 55 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 318d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 143 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.6 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 111 — 123 mm (4.4 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 143 mm / 118 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 143 mm / 419 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 155 mm
      • Difference with world average: -18 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 325d — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 335d — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 316d — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1 hp/mm
  • 330i — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 318d — 1 hp/mm
  • 340i — 2.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 325d — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 4.3 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.9 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 316d — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 318d — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 340i — 3.1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 325d — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320d — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 316d — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318i — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318d — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 340i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    325d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    320d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    335d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    330d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    320i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    73 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    316d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    318i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    93 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    330i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    318d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    73 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    340i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 316d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 93 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 318d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 340i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 118 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 419 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 325d — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 340i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 318d — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1 hp/mm
  • 330i — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 335d — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 316d — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 325d — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 340i — 3.1 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 3.1 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • 318d — 2.3 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 4.3 Nm/mm
  • 316d — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.9 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 325d — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 340i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320d — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318d — 32 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318i — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 316d — 33 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    325d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    340i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    320d 127 mm
    (5 in)
    64 mm/L 94 mm
    (3.7 in)
    -27% 9
    320i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    318d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    318i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    93 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    330i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    335d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    316d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    330d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 340i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 127 mm (5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 64 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 94 mm (3.7 in)
    Difference from world average -27%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 318d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 93 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 316d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 165 mm (6.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: above average
      • Ride height per person: 33 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 133 — 145 mm (5.2 — 5.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite low
      • Clearance to tire height: 165 mm / 124 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 165 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 177 mm
      • Difference with world average: +4 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 6 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 318d — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 335i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 328i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 335d — 1.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 318d — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 2.3 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 335i — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 328i — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.4 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 3.6 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 318d — 37 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320d — 34 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335i — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 328i — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 32 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    318d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    320d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    320i 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    335i 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    55 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    328i 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    83 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    330d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    55 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    335d 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    55 mm/L 132 mm
    (5.2 in)
    +2% 10.9
    Vehicle 318d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 55 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 328i
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 55 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 55 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 132 mm (5.2 in)
    Difference from world average +2%
    Ride height to car height 10.9%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 141 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.2 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 109 — 121 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 141 mm / 118 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 141 mm / 419 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 153 mm
      • Difference with world average: -20 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 316i — 1 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 328i — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 335i — 2.1 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 316d — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 318d — 1 hp/mm
  • 325d — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 335d — 2.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 316i — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 328i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 335i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • 316d — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 318d — 2.3 Nm/mm
  • 325d — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 4 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 4.3 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 316i — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 328i — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320d — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 316d — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318d — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325d — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    316i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    88 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    320i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    328i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    335i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    49 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    320d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    316d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    318d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    325d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    330d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    47 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    335d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    Vehicle 316i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 328i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 49 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 316d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 318d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 119 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 418 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 316i — 1 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 328i — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 335i — 2.1 hp/mm
  • 316d — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 318d — 1 hp/mm
  • 325d — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 316i — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 2 Nm/mm
  • 328i — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 335i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 316d — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 2.6 Nm/mm
  • 318d — 2.3 Nm/mm
  • 325d — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 316i — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 328i — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 316d — 33 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320d — 30 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318d — 32 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325d — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    316i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    88 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    320i 127 mm
    (5 in)
    79 mm/L 94 mm
    (3.7 in)
    -27% 9
    328i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    73 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    335i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    49 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    316d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    320d 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    73 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.1
    318d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    325d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    330d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    47 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.8
    Vehicle 316i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 127 mm (5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 79 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 94 mm (3.7 in)
    Difference from world average -27%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle 328i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 49 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 316d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 318d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.8%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 139 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 34.8 mm (1.4 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 107 — 119 mm (4.2 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 139 mm / 102 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 139 mm / 429 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 151 mm
      • Difference with world average: -22 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 325i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 325d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 330i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 335i — 2.4 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1 hp/mm
  • 335d — 2.3 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 325i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • 325d — 3 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.6 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 335i — 3.2 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 4.6 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 325i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320d — 28 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318i — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    325i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    320d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    72 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    325d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    320i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    72 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    330d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    330i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    335i 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    42 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.1
    318i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    72 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    335d 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    42 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.1
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 42 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 42 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 143 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.6 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 111 — 123 mm (4.4 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 143 mm / 108 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 143 mm / 418 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 155 mm
      • Difference with world average: -18 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 316d — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 325d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 330i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 335i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1 hp/mm
  • 318d — 1 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 335d — 2 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 316d — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 325d — 3 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.6 Nm/mm
  • 335i — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 318d — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 4 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.5 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 316d — 32 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325i — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325d — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318d — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320d — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    316d 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    72 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 10.1
    325i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    47 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    325d 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 10.1
    330i 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 10.1
    330d 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 10.1
    335i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    47 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    318i 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    72 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 10.1
    318d 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    72 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 10.1
    320d 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    70 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    335d 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    48 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 10.1
    320i 144 mm
    (5.7 in)
    72 mm/L 111 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -12% 10.1
    Vehicle 316d
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 318d
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 70 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 144 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 111 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -12%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 138 mm (5.4 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 34.5 mm (1.4 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 106 — 118 mm (4.2 — 4.6 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 138 mm / 103 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 138 mm / 429 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 150 mm
      • Difference with world average: -23 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 320d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 325d — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 335i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 330i — 2 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 320d — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 2 Nm/mm
  • 325d — 3.1 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.8 Nm/mm
  • 335i — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.3 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 320d — 27 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325d — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318i — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    320d 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    325i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    46 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    325d 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    46 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    320i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    330d 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    46 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    335i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    46 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    330i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    46 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    318i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 141 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28.2 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 109 — 121 mm (4.3 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 141 mm / 108 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 141 mm / 418 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 153 mm
      • Difference with world average: -20 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 320d — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 330i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 318d — 1 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 335i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 325d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1 hp/mm
  • 316d — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 335d — 2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 320d — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.3 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.7 Nm/mm
  • 318d — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 335i — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 325d — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.3 Nm/mm
  • 316d — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 4.1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 320d — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330d — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318d — 29 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325d — 24 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318i — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 316d — 31 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    320d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    330i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    325i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    330d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    318d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    320i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    335i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    47 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.9
    325d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    318i 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    316d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    71 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    335d 141 mm
    (5.6 in)
    47 mm/L 108 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -14% 9.9
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 318d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 316d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 141 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 47 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 108 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -14%
    Ride height to car height 9.9%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 35 mm (1.4 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 101 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 325d — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 330d — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.6 hp/mm
  • 330i — 2 hp/mm
  • 335i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 320d — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 325d — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 330d — 3.8 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.3 Nm/mm
  • 335i — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 320d — 2.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 330d — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    325d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    330d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    320i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    69 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    325i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    55 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    330i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    46 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    335i 138 mm
    (5.4 in)
    46 mm/L 105 mm
    (4.1 in)
    -17% 10
    320d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    72 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    Vehicle 325d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 330d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 55 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 138 mm (5.4 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 105 mm (4.1 in)
    Difference from world average -17%
    Ride height to car height 10%
    Vehicle 320d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 72 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 143 mm (5.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 35.8 mm (1.4 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 111 — 123 mm (4.4 — 4.8 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 143 mm / 101 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 143 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 155 mm
      • Difference with world average: -18 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 335i — 2.1 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 330i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 325 Xi — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 335d — 2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 335i — 2.8 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 330i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 325 Xi — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 335d — 4.1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 335i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325i — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 330i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325 Xi — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 335d — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    335i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    325i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    57 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    330i 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    325 Xi 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    57 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    335d 143 mm
    (5.6 in)
    48 mm/L 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    -13% 10.3
    Vehicle 335i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 330i
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 325 Xi
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 57 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 335d
    Clearance 143 mm (5.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 48 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Difference from world average -13%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 110 mm (4.3 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 22 mm (0.9 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 78 — 90 mm (3.1 — 3.5 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: extremely high
      • Clearance to tire height: 110 mm / 122 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 110 mm / 381 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 122 mm
      • Difference with world average: -51 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 316i — 1 hp/mm
  • 323 ti — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 318 ti — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 318 tds — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 316i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 323 ti — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 318 ti — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 318 tds — 1.7 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 323 ti — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318 ti — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318 tds — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    316i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    58 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    323 ti 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    44 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    318 ti 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    58 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    318 tds 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    66 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    Vehicle 316i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 58 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 323 ti
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 318 ti
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 58 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 318 tds
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 110 mm (4.3 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 22 mm (0.9 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 78 — 90 mm (3.1 — 3.5 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: extremely high
      • Clearance to tire height: 110 mm / 122 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 110 mm / 381 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 122 mm
      • Difference with world average: -51 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 323i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 316i — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 318i — 1 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 325 tds — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 328i — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 318 tds — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 323i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 316i — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 325 tds — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 328i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 318 tds — 1.7 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 323i — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 316i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325 tds — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 328i — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318 tds — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    323i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    44 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    316i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    69 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    318i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    61 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    320i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    55 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    325 tds 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    44 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    328i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    39 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    318 tds 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    66 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    Vehicle 323i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 316i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 69 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 61 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 55 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 325 tds
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 328i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 39 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 318 tds
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 124 mm (4.9 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 31 mm (1.2 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 92 — 104 mm (3.6 — 4.1 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 124 mm / 123 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 124 mm / 381 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 136 mm
      • Difference with world average: -37 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 318i — 1 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 328i — 1.8 hp/mm
  • 323i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 318i — 1.5 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 328i — 2.5 Nm/mm
  • 323i — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.3 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 318i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325i — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 328i — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    318i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    61 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.1
    325i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    44 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.1
    328i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    39 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.1
    323i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    58 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.7
    320i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    73 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.7
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 61 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.1%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.1%
    Vehicle 328i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 39 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.1%
    Vehicle 323i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 58 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.7%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.7%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 126 mm (5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 25.2 mm (1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 94 — 106 mm (3.7 — 4.2 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 126 mm / 121 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 126 mm / 381 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 138 mm
      • Difference with world average: -35 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 318i — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 318 is — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 325 tds — 1.1 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 325 td — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 323i — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 318 tds — 0.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 318i — 1.1 Nm/mm
  • 318 is — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 325 tds — 2 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 325 td — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 323i — 1.9 Nm/mm
  • 318 tds — 1.7 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 318i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325 tds — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325 td — 18 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 323i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318 tds — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    318i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    81 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.4
    318 is 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    61 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    325 tds 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    52 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9.3
    325i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    52 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9.3
    325 td 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    52 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9.3
    323i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    52 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9.3
    318 tds 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    66 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 7.9
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 81 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.4%
    Vehicle 318 is
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 61 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle 325 tds
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 52 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 52 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 325 td
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 52 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 323i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 52 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 318 tds
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 119 mm (4.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 23.8 mm (0.9 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 87 — 99 mm (3.4 — 3.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 119 mm / 123 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 119 mm / 381 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 131 mm
      • Difference with world average: -42 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 318 is — 1 hp/mm
  • 323i — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.7 hp/mm
  • 328i — 1.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 318 is — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 323i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 2.2 Nm/mm
  • 328i — 2.5 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 318 is — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 323i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    318 is 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    76 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.6
    323i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    44 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.1
    325i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    44 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.1
    328i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    39 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.1
    Vehicle 318 is
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 76 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.6%
    Vehicle 323i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.1%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.1%
    Vehicle 328i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 39 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.1%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 127 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 356 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 316i — 0.7 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 316i — 1.1 Nm/mm
    Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    316i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    88 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 10.2
    Vehicle 316i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 10.2%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 125 mm (4.9 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 31.3 mm (1.2 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 93 — 105 mm (3.7 — 4.1 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 125 mm / 127 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 125 mm / 356 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 137 mm
      • Difference with world average: -36 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 325i — 1.4 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 325i — 1.8 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 325i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    325i 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    50 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.1
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 50 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 131 mm (5.2 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 26.2 mm (1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 99 — 111 mm (3.9 — 4.4 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 131 mm / 122 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 131 mm / 356 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 143 mm
      • Difference with world average: -30 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 316i — 0.7 hp/mm
  • 325i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 325e — 1 hp/mm
  • 318i — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 323i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 320i — 1 hp/mm
  • 315 — 0.6 hp/mm
  • 316 — 0.6 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 316i — 1 Nm/mm
  • 325i — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 325e — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 323i — 1.6 Nm/mm
  • 320i — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 315 — 0.9 Nm/mm
  • 316 — 1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 325i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 325e — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 318i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 323i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320i — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 315 — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    316i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    88 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 10.2
    325i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    56 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 10.2
    325e 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    46 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.1
    318i 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    71 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.1
    323i 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    54 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.1
    320i 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    63 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.1
    315 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    80 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.1
    316 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    78 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 10.2
    Vehicle 316i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 10.2%
    Vehicle 325i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 56 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 10.2%
    Vehicle 325e
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 46 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 71 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 323i
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 54 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 63 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 315
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 80 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.1%
    Vehicle 316
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 78 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 10.2%

    Quick notes on BMW 3 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 145 mm (5.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 29 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 113 — 125 mm (4.4 — 4.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 157 mm
      • Difference with world average: -16 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 320i — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 318i — 0.7 hp/mm
  • 320 — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 316 — 0.6 hp/mm
  • 318 — 0.7 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 320i — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 318i — 1 Nm/mm
  • 320 — 1.1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 318i — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 320 — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 316 — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    320i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    73 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.5
    318i 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    82 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.5
    320 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    73 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.5
    316 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    92 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.5
    318 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    81 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% 10.5
    Vehicle 320i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.5%
    Vehicle 318i
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 82 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.5%
    Vehicle 320
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 73 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.5%
    Vehicle 316
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 92 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.5%
    Vehicle 318
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 81 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height 10.5%