BMW 3200 L, 1962 MY Type 534

This vehicle has a 4 door saloon type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The 3200 L is part of BMW's Type 534 family of cars. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 3.2 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) of power at 5400 rpm, and maximum torque of 237 N·m (175 lb·ft/24.2 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1460 kg. Top stated speed is 175 km/h, which equates to 109 mph.

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BMW 3200 L, 1962 MY Type 534 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4730 mm
How heavy?
1460 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3169 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
237 Nm / 175 ft.lb / 24.2 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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1962 BMW 3200 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 1460 kg 3219 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 M506/140
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
(DIN)
140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
43.5 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
237 Nm (175 ft·lb) (24.2 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
74.79 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 939.8 kPa (136.3 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 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 95.83 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
70.48 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
94.52 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.19 kg/kW
23.7 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 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID527230
Production total
Model code
Model family Type 534
RAC rating 33.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 BMW 3200 L added 2017-08-06.
Last modified 2017-08-06.