1962 BMW 1800

The BMW 1800 is a 4 door saloon-bodied motor vehicle with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Powering the BMW 1800 is a single overhead camshaft, 1.8 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) at 5250 rpm and 144 N·m (106 lb·ft/14.7 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. Power is supplied to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. The claimed kerb weight is 1043 kg. Its maximum speed stated is 161 km/h (100 mph).

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Key facts

1962 BMW 1800 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4427 mm
How heavy?
1043 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1773 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
91 PS / 90 bhp / 67 kW @ 5250 rpm
How much torque?
144 Nm / 106 ft.lb / 14.7 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 13.7 s
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph

BMW 1800 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 1773 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW 970 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1766 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1100 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4M 1800 cm3 92 PS 91 bhp 68 kW 1188 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1978 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1255 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 1978 cm3 92 PS 91 bhp 68 kW 1223 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 1893 cm3 90 PS 89 bhp 66 kW 1261 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1594 cm3 87 PS 85.5 bhp 64 kW 1010 kg
1962 BMW 1800 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2550 mm 100.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1321 mm 52 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1378 mm 54.3 inches
Length 4427 mm 174.3 inches
Width 1651 mm 65 inches
Height 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance 178 mm 7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1043 kg 2299 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 54.6 litres 12 UK Gal 14.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1773 cc
(108.195 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 80 mm
3.31 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.05
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
91 PS (90 bhp) (67 kW)
at 5250 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
50.8 bhp/litre
0.83 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
144 Nm (106 ft·lb) (14.7 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
81.22 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1020.6 kPa (148 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 443.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 13.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 19 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 87.49 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
64.35 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
86.29 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.54 kg/kW
25.96 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.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.22
general
Carfolio.com ID56430
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 BMW 1800 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.