1936 BMW 326 Saloon

The BMW 326 Saloon is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The BMW 326 Saloon's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 50 bhp (51 PS/37 kW) of power at 3750 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. The stated weight at the kerb is 1125 kg. Top stated speed is 116 km/h, or 72 mph.

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1936 BMW 326 Saloon information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4600 mm
How heavy?
1125 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1971 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
51 PS / 50 bhp / 37 kW @ 3750 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 35 s
How fast?
116 km/h, 72 mph

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1936 BMW 326 Saloon data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2870 mm 113 inches
Track/tread (front) 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1400 mm 55.1 inches
Length 4600 mm 181.1 inches
Width 1600 mm 63 inches
Height 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 1125 kg 2480 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2 litre
1971 cc
(120.278 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 66 × 96 mm
2.6 × 3.78 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 51 PS (50 bhp) (37 kW)
at 3750 rpm
Specific output 25.4 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6:1
Fuel system 2 So 26 BFLV carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 328.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 35 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 116 km/h (72 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 45.06 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
33.14 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
44.44 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 30.17 kg/kW
50.4 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 12.00 m
Front suspension LA.TW.TL.
Rear suspension LA.2LongTB.
Wheel size front 3.25E x 17
Wheel size rear 3.25E x 17
Tyres front 5.25 x 17
Tyres rear 5.25 x 17
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.88
general
Carfolio.com ID101420
Production total 10142
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1936 BMW 326 Saloon added 2002-11-17.
Last modified 2013-02-28.