1963 BMW 1800

The BMW 1800 is a 4 door saloon (sedan)-bodied car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.8 litre capacity. This powerplant features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) of power at 5250 rpm, and maximum torque of 144 N·m (106 lb·ft/14.7 kgm) at 3000 rpm. A 4 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the driven wheels. It weighs a claimed 1100 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 161 km/h (100 mph).

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1963 BMW 1800 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4500 mm
How heavy?
1100 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1766 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: 12 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
BMW 1800 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1773 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1043 kg

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1963 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) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 4500 mm 177.2 inches
Width 1702 mm 67 inches
Height 1441 mm 56.7 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1100 kg 2425 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
1766 cc
(107.768 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 71.12 mm
3.5 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
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)
51 bhp/litre
0.84 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
144 Nm (106 ft·lb) (14.7 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
81.54 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1024.7 kPa (148.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 441.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 12 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 82.96 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
61.01 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
81.82 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.39 kg/kW
27.38 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 3.800
Turning circle 9.60 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 2097 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID56606
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 BMW 1800 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.