1966 BMW 1600

The BMW 1600 is a saloon (sedan) with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the rear wheels. The 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 1.6 litres. It develops power and torque figures of 85 bhp (86 PS/63 kW) at 5800 rpm and 123 Nm (91 lbft/12.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. This power is delivered to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. The BMW 1600 weighs a stated 920 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed claimed is 161 km/h, which is 100 mph.

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Key facts

1966 BMW 1600 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4230 mm
How heavy?
920 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1574 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
86 PS / 85 bhp / 63 kW @ 5800 rpm
How much torque?
123 Nm / 91 ft.lb / 12.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 13.3 s
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph

BMW 1600 models

3 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 1574 cm3 84 PS 83 bhp 62 kW 1030 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1574 cm3 105 PS 104 bhp 78 kW 960 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1574 cm3 105 PS 104 bhp 78 kW 960 kg

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1966 BMW 1600 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2500 mm 98.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Length 4230 mm 166.5 inches
Width 1590 mm 62.6 inches
Height 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Ground clearance 160 mm 6.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 920 kg 2028 lb
Weight distribution 54.5 % front
fuel tank capacity 46 litres 10.1 UK Gal 12.2 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)
86 PS (85 bhp) (63 kW)
at 5800 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
54 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
123 Nm (91 ft·lb) (12.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
78.14 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast-iron block; light alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 38 PDSI carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 982 kPa (142.4 psi)
Maximum RPM 6100 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) 9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 13.3 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 18.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 93.68 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
68.9 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
92.39 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.51 kg/kW
24.24 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 3.500
Turning circle 10.40 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front 4½ x 13
Wheel size rear 4½ x 13
Tyres front 6.00 x 13
Tyres rear 6.00 x 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 240 mm
Rear brake diameter 200 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID51986
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 BMW 1600 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.