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BMW 502

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 BMW 502

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 2580 cm3 / 157.4 cu in / 157.4 cu in, 75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1958
Model502Issued until
Serie5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4740 mm / 186.6 in / 186.6 inTotal (curb) weight1410 kg / 3109 lb / 3109 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2840 mm / 111.8 in / 111.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.33 m2 / 25.1 sq ft / 25.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.93 m2 / 10.0 sq ft / 10.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)23.2 kW / 31.1 hp / 31.1 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2580 cm3 / 157.4 cu in / 157.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.0 kW / 40.2 hp / 40.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output29.7 kW/l / 0.653 bhp/cu in / 0.653 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

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) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio72.3 kW/ton / 54.8 bhp/ton / 54.8 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 circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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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