1937 BMW 328

The BMW 328 is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power through the rear wheels. The 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that develops 79 bhp (80 PS/59 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 126 N·m (93 lb·ft/12.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm. This power is transmitted to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Quoted weight at the kerb is 830 kg. It is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).

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Key facts

1937 BMW 328 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3900 mm
How heavy?
830 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1971 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
80 PS / 79 bhp / 59 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
126 Nm / 93 ft.lb / 12.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 10.4 s
How fast?
150 km/h, 93 mph

BMW 328 models

BMW 328 MM Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1971 cm3 136 PS 134 bhp 100 kW 780 kg
1937 BMW 328 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1150 mm 45.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1220 mm 48 inches
Length 3900 mm 153.5 inches
Width 1550 mm 61 inches
Height 1400 mm 55.1 inches
Ground clearance 200 mm 7.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 830 kg 1830 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 80 PS (79 bhp) (59 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 40.1 bhp/litre
0.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 126 Nm (93 ft·lb) (12.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 63.93 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 3 Solex 30 JF carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 803.3 kPa (116.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 328.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 10.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 150 km/h (93 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 96.5 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
70.98 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
95.18 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.09 kg/kW
23.53 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
Front suspension I.LW.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.25 x 16
Tyres rear 5.25 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 280 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.88
general
Carfolio.com ID56551
Production total 403
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 BMW 328 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.