1959 BMW 507

This vehicle has a 2 door roadster body style styled by Albrecht Graf Goerz with a front positioned engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. The BMW 507's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.2 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 165 bhp (167 PS/123 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 235 N·m (173 lb·ft/24 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Top quoted speed is 217 km/h (135 mph).

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1959 BMW 507 information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
4397 mm
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3169 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
167 PS / 165 bhp / 123 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
235 Nm / 173 ft.lb / 24 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
217 km/h, 135 mph

BMW 507 models

BMW 507 -
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BMW 507 -
2 door roadster FR 4M 3169 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
1959 BMW 507 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
DesignerAlbrecht Graf Goerz
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2479 mm 97.6 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4397 mm 173.1 inches
Width 1651 mm 65 inches
Height 1206 mm 47.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight
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 V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.2 litre
3169 cc
(193.384 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 75 mm
3.23 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
167 PS (165 bhp) (123 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
52.1 bhp/litre
0.85 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
235 Nm (173 ft·lb) (24 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
74.16 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminium block & head
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Ze carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 931.9 kPa (135.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 396.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 217 km/h (135 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.00 m
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.00-16
Tyres rear 6.00-16
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.70
general
Carfolio.com ID15697
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 BMW 507 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.