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BMW 328

(1937 model)

Brief specs of 1937 BMW 328

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in, 58.9 kW / 79.0 hp / 79.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1937
Model328Issued until
Serie3Number made403
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3900 mm / 153.5 in / 153.5 inTotal (curb) weight830 kg / 1830 lb / 1830 lb
Width1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1150 mm / 45.3 in / 45.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1220 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance200 mm / 7.9 in / 7.9 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply3 So 30 JF carbsEngine displacement1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity328.50 cm3/cylinder / 20.046 cu in/cylinder / 20.046 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power58.9 kW / 79.0 hp / 79.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)27.6 kW / 37.0 hp / 37.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.9 kW/l / 0.657 bhp/cu in / 0.657 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque63.9 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sTop (maximal) speed150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.40 s / 10.40 s / 10.40 sPower-to-weight ratio95.2 kW/ton / 72.1 bhp/ton / 72.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Lower wishbone, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.25 x 16Tyres rear5.25 x 16
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 328

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