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BMW 1600

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 BMW 1600

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1574 cm3 / 96.1 cu in / 96.1 cu in, 63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1966
Model1600Issued until
Serie1600Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
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

Length4230 mm / 166.5 in / 166.5 inTotal (curb) weight920 kg / 2028 lb / 2028 lb
Width1588 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in / 98.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inWeight distribution (front)54.5 % / 54.5 % / 54.5 %
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.1 UK gal / 12.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast-iron block; light alloy headBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.0 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supply1 So 38 PDSI carbEngine displacement1574 cm3 / 96.1 cu in / 96.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity393.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.013 cu in/cylinder / 24.013 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)10.2 kW / 13.6 hp / 13.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.3 kW/l / 0.885 bhp/cu in / 0.885 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.1 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.00 s / 9.00 s / 9.00 sTop (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio92.4 kW/ton / 70.0 bhp/ton / 70.0 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
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front4.5 x 13Wheels rear4.5 x 13
Tyres front6.00 x 13Tyres rear6.00 x 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front240 mm / 9.4 in / 9.4 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 1600

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