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BMW 2600 L

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 BMW 2600 L

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2581 cm3 / 157.5 cu in / 157.5 cu in, 80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp @ 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm, 182.0 N·m / 134.2 lb·ft / 134.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1962
Model2600 LIssued until
Serie2600Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4730 mm / 186.2 in / 186.2 inTotal (curb) weight1425 kg / 3142 lb / 3142 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2835 mm / 111.6 in / 111.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1416 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supply1 carburettorEngine displacement2581 cm3 / 157.5 cu in / 157.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity322.63 cm3/cylinder / 19.688 cu in/cylinder / 19.688 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power80.5 kW / 108.0 hp / 108.0 hp at 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque182.0 N·m / 134.2 lb·ft / 134.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.2 kW / 43.2 hp / 43.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.2 kW/l / 0.685 bhp/cu in / 0.685 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.5 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed165 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio75.8 kW/ton / 57.4 bhp/ton / 57.4 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.40-15Tyres rear6.40-15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 2600 L

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