BMW 3200 S V8, 1962 MY Type 534

The BMW 3200 S V8 is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers the power through the rear wheels. The 3200 S V8 is part of BMW's Type 534 family of cars. Its 3.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that develops 158 bhp (160 PS/118 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 240 N·m (177 lb·ft/24.5 kgm) at 3600 rpm. Power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its stated weight at the kerb is 1470 kg. The BMW 3200 S V8 is claimed to achieve a top speed of 190 km/h, or 118 mph.

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BMW 3200 S V8, 1962 MY Type 534 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4730 mm
How heavy?
1470 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3169 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
160 PS / 158 bhp / 118 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
240 Nm / 177 ft.lb / 24.5 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph

BMW 3200 models

BMW 3200 CS Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3169 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1500 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3169 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1460 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2996 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2996 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4267 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
5 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3620 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4278 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
1962 BMW 3200 S V8 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 1470 kg 3241 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 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)
160 PS (158 bhp) (118 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
49.9 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
240 Nm (177 ft·lb) (24.5 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
75.73 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 951.7 kPa (138 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 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 108.98 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
80.15 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
107.48 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.48 kg/kW
20.84 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 4½K x 15
Wheel size rear 4½K x 15
Tyres front 7.00-15
Tyres rear 7.00-15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 267 mm
Rear brake diameter 284 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID527241
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 S V8 added 2017-08-06.
Last modified 2017-08-06.