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BMW 309 Saloon

(1934 model)

Brief specs of 1934 BMW 309 Saloon

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 845 cm3 / 51.6 cu in / 51.6 cu in, 16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 80 km/h / 50 mph / 50 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1934
Model309 SaloonIssued until
Serie3Number made2859
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3750 mm / 147.6 in / 147.6 inTotal (curb) weight750 kg / 1653 lb / 1653 lb
Width1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inDry weight
Height1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1153 mm / 45.4 in / 45.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1220 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity35 l / 7.7 UK gal / 9.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.4 sq ft / 20.4 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore58.0 mm / 2.28 in / 2.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.73
Fuel supply1 So 26 BFLV carbEngine displacement845 cm3 / 51.6 cu in / 51.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings2Unitary capacity211.25 cm3/cylinder / 12.891 cu in/cylinder / 12.891 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio5.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)6.6 kW / 8.8 hp / 8.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.4 kW/l / 0.427 bhp/cu in / 0.427 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.85

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed80 km/h / 50 mph / 50 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio29.3 kW/ton / 22.2 bhp/ton / 22.2 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft / 34.8 ft
Suspension frontLive axle, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearLive axle
Wheels front3.25D x 16Wheels rear3.25D x 16
Tyres front5.25 x 16Tyres rear5.25 x 16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 309 Saloon

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