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BMW 1500

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 BMW 1500

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1499 cm3 / 91.5 cu in / 91.5 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 118.0 N·m / 87.0 lb·ft / 87.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 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 from1961
Model1500Issued until
Serie1500Number made23807
Model familyNew ClassBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerMichelottiCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4427 mm / 174.3 in / 174.3 inTotal (curb) weight1043 kg / 2299 lb / 2299 lb
Width1651 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1427 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in / 100.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1378 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.0 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1499 cm3 / 91.5 cu in / 91.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity374.75 cm3/cylinder / 22.869 cu in/cylinder / 22.869 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque118.0 N·m / 87.0 lb·ft / 87.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.9 kW / 32.0 hp / 32.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.8 kW/l / 0.875 bhp/cu in / 0.875 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.7 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.37

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio76.7 kW/ton / 58.1 bhp/ton / 58.1 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 1500

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