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BMW 502

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 BMW 502

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3169 cm3 / 193.4 cu in / 193.4 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1954
Model502Issued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5040 l / 177.99 cu ft / 177.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4700 mm / 185.0 in / 185.0 inTotal (curb) weight1407 kg / 3102 lb / 3102 lb
Width1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
Height1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2946 mm / 116.0 in / 116.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1327 mm / 52.2 in / 52.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1407 mm / 55.4 in / 55.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.30 m2 / 24.8 sq ft / 24.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement3169 cm3 / 193.4 cu in / 193.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity396.13 cm3/cylinder / 24.173 cu in/cylinder / 24.173 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.8 kW / 56.0 hp / 56.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.9 kW/l / 0.724 bhp/cu in / 0.724 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.7 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio99.5 kW/ton / 75.4 bhp/ton / 75.4 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 502

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