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BMW 700 Coupe

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 BMW 700 Coupe

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 4-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 697 cm3 / 42.5 cu in / 42.5 cu in, 29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 52.0 N·m / 38.4 lb·ft / 38.4 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph top speed, consumption 8.1 l/100km / 34.9 mpg-UK / 29.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1959
Model700 CoupeIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5010 l / 176.93 cu ft / 176.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3538 mm / 139.3 in / 139.3 inTotal (curb) weight601 kg / 1325 lb / 1325 lb
Width1481 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inDry weight
Height1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2121 mm / 83.5 in / 83.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1194 mm / 47.0 in / 47.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance146 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity32 l / 7.0 UK gal / 8.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.57 m2 / 16.9 sq ft / 16.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 2 cylinder)Total number of valves4
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement697 cm3 / 42.5 cu in / 42.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity348.50 cm3/cylinder / 21.267 cu in/cylinder / 21.267 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque52.0 N·m / 38.4 lb·ft / 38.4 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.2 kW / 9.6 hp / 9.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output42.8 kW/l / 0.939 bhp/cu in / 0.939 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.6 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)23.40 s / 23.40 s / 23.40 sPower-to-weight ratio66.6 kW/ton / 50.4 bhp/ton / 50.4 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)8.1 l/100km / 34.9 mpg-UK / 29.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions216 g/km / 348 g/mi / 348 g/mi
  Range393 km / 244 mi / 244 mi

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignment
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Trailing armSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs,Trail Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/65-R17Tyres rear165/80-SR13
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 700 Coupe

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