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BMW 700 Cabriolet

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 BMW 700 Cabriolet

4-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, 697 cm3 / 42.5 cu in / 42.5 cu in, 29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 52.0 N·m / 38.4 lb·ft / 38.4 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1961
Model700 CabrioletIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3140 l / 110.89 cu ft / 110.89 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3540 mm / 139.4 in / 139.4 inTotal (curb) weight660 kg / 1455 lb / 1455 lb
Width1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inDry weight
Height1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2130 mm / 83.9 in / 83.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity31 l / 6.8 UK gal / 8.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.60 m2 / 17.2 sq ft / 17.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 2 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore78.1 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 capacity349.72 cm3/cylinder / 21.341 cu in/cylinder / 21.341 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power29.0 kW / 38.9 hp / 38.9 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque52.0 N·m / 38.4 lb·ft / 38.4 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.6 kW / 15.6 hp / 15.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output41.6 kW/l / 0.914 bhp/cu in / 0.914 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque74.6 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio59.1 kW/ton / 44.8 bhp/ton / 44.8 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 emissions216 g/km / 348 g/mi / 348 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 700 Cabriolet

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