1938 BMW 327/28

The 327/28 is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet automobile with a front located engine, sold by BMW. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 80 bhp (81 PS/60 kW) of power at 5000 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 1100 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 140 km/h (87 mph).

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1938 BMW 327/28 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4500 mm
How heavy?
1100 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1971 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
81 PS / 80 bhp / 60 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
140 km/h, 87 mph

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1938 BMW 327/28 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2750 mm 108.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Length 4500 mm 177.2 inches
Width 1600 mm 63 inches
Height 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1100 kg 2425 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2 litre
1971 cc
(120.278 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 66 × 96 mm
2.6 × 3.78 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 81 PS (80 bhp) (60 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 40.6 bhp/litre
0.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 3 So JF carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 328.5 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 73.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
54.23 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
72.73 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.44 kg/kW
30.8 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.00 m
Front suspension LA.TW.TL.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 3.50D x 16
Wheel size rear 3.50D x 16
Tyres front 5.50 x 16
Tyres rear 5.50 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID56540
Production total 482
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1938 BMW 327/28 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.