BMW Six, 1954 MY

The Six is a rear wheel drive saloon passenger car with a front positioned engine, manufactured by BMW. The BMW Six's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 65 bhp (66 PS/48 kW) of power at 4400 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1270 kg.

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BMW Six, 1954 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4801 mm
How heavy?
1270 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1971 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
66 PS / 65 bhp / 48 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

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1954 BMW Six data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2883 mm 113.5 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4801 mm 189 inches
Width 1803 mm 71 inches
Height 1549 mm 61 inches
Ground clearance 203 mm 8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1270 kg 2800 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 56.8 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15 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 66 PS (65 bhp) (48 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 33 bhp/litre
0.54 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6.8:1
Fuel system
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)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 51.89 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
38.17 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
51.18 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 26.2 kg/kW
43.77 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 I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 852 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.20
general
Carfolio.com ID56573
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 BMW Six added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.