1967 BMW 1600 GT Frua

The BMW 1600 GT Frua is a coupé designed by Frua with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the rear wheels. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 1.6 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 104 bhp (105 PS/78 kW) at 6000 rpm and 131 N·m (97 lb·ft/13.4 kgm) at 4500 rpm respectively. Power is transferred to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. The stated kerb weight is 950 kg. Its maximum speed quoted is 190 km/h, which is 118 mph.

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1967 BMW 1600 GT Frua information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4050 mm
How heavy?
950 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1574 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
105 PS / 104 bhp / 78 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
131 Nm / 97 ft.lb / 13.4 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11.2 s
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph

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1967 BMW 1600 GT Frua data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerFrua
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2320 mm 91.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1250 mm 49.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1260 mm 49.6 inches
Length 4050 mm 159.4 inches
Width 1550 mm 61 inches
Height 1280 mm 50.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 950 kg 2094 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1574 cc
(96.051 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 71 mm
3.31 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
105 PS (104 bhp) (78 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
66.1 bhp/litre
1.08 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
131 Nm (97 ft·lb) (13.4 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
83.23 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 Solex 40 PHH carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1045.9 kPa (151.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 393.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 111 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
81.63 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
109.47 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.25 kg/kW
20.46 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 12.00 m
Front suspension I.SwArm.CS.
Rear suspension I.SwArm.CS.
Wheel size front 4½J x 14
Wheel size rear 4½J x 14
Tyres front 155 HR 14
Tyres rear 155 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 268 mm
Rear brake diameter 230 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID16566
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1967 BMW 1600 GT Frua added 1999-12-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.