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BMW 1600 Cabriolet

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 BMW 1600 Cabriolet

2-door 5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1990 cm3 / 121.4 cu in / 121.4 cu in, 73.0 kW / 97.9 hp / 97.9 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1969
Model1600 CabrioletIssued until
Serie1Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3970 l / 140.20 cu ft / 140.20 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4240 mm / 166.9 in / 166.9 inTotal (curb) weight996 kg / 2196 lb / 2196 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in / 98.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.1 UK gal / 12.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.77 m2 / 8.3 sq ft / 8.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.2 kW / 25.7 hp / 25.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1990 cm3 / 121.4 cu in / 121.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.69 cm3/cylinder / 30.371 cu in/cylinder / 30.371 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power73.0 kW / 97.9 hp / 97.9 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.2 kW / 39.2 hp / 39.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.7 kW/l / 0.806 bhp/cu in / 0.806 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.4 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 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 ratio100.4 kW/ton / 76.1 bhp/ton / 76.1 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 circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/80-HR15Tyres rear185/80-HR15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 1600 Cabriolet

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