BMW 2600 L, 1962 MY

The 2600 L is a rear wheel drive sedan/saloon car with a front positioned engine, manufactured by BMW. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.6 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 108 bhp (110 PS/81 kW) at 4900 rpm and 182 Nm (134 lbft/18.6 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. The BMW 2600 L weighs a stated 1425 kg at the kerb. Top claimed speed is 165 km/h, or 103 mph.

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BMW 2600 L, 1962 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4730 mm
How heavy?
1425 kg
What size engine?
2.6 litre, 2581 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
110 PS / 108 bhp / 81 kW @ 4900 rpm
How much torque?
182 Nm / 134 ft.lb / 18.6 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
165 km/h, 103 mph

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1962 BMW 2600 L data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2835 mm 111.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1416 mm 55.7 inches
Length 4730 mm 186.2 inches
Width 1780 mm 70.1 inches
Height 1530 mm 60.2 inches
Ground clearance 170 mm 6.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1425 kg 3142 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 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 2.6 litre
2581 cc
(157.502 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 74 × 75 mm
2.91 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
110 PS (108 bhp) (81 kW)
at 4900 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
41.8 bhp/litre
0.69 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
182 Nm (134 ft·lb) (18.6 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
70.52 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 886.1 kPa (128.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 322.63 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 165 km/h (103 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 76.84 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
56.52 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
75.79 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.69 kg/kW
29.56 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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 6.40-15
Tyres rear 6.40-15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.23
general
Carfolio.com ID157267
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 27.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 BMW 2600 L added 2007-05-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.