1954 BMW 502

The BMW 502 is a rear wheel drive automobile, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 4 door sedan/saloon body. 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 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 221 N·m (163 lb·ft/22.5 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 4 speed manual transmission. The BMW 502 weighs a claimed 1407 kg at the kerb. Maximum stated speed is 169 km/h (105 mph).

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Key facts

1954 BMW 502 brief technical data

What body style?4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?4700 mm
How heavy?1407 kg
What size engine?3.2 litre, 3169 cm3
How many cylinders?8, V
How much power? 142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque? 221 Nm / 163 ft.lb / 22.5 kgm @ 2000 rpm
How fast?169 km/h, 105 mph

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1954 BMW 502 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1327 mm 52.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1407 mm 55.4 inches
Length 4700 mm 185 inches
Width 1778 mm 70 inches
Height 1524 mm 60 inches
Ground clearance 178 mm 7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 1407 kg 3102 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
(Gross)
142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
44.2 bhp/litre
0.72 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
221 Nm (163 ft·lb) (22.5 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
69.74 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.2:1
Fuel system 2 Ze carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 876.4 kPa (127.1 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 169 km/h (105 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 100.89 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
74.2 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
99.5 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.48 kg/kW
22.51 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 11.00 m
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
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 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID56485
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 BMW 502 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.