1966 BMW 2000

This vehicle has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Its 4 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 99 bhp (100 PS/74 kW) at 5500 rpm and 157 Nm (116 lbft/16 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission. Its stated kerb weight is 1130 kg. Top claimed speed is 168 km/h, or 104 mph.

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Key facts

1966 BMW 2000 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4500 mm
How heavy?
1130 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
100 PS / 99 bhp / 74 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
157 Nm / 116 ft.lb / 16 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 12.4 s
How fast?
168 km/h, 104 mph

BMW 2000 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1991 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW
BMW 2000 Tii -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 1140 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1991 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1200 kg
BMW 2000 CS -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1991 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1150 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 1140 kg

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1966 BMW 2000 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 1710 mm 67.3 inches
Height 1445 mm 56.9 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1130 kg 2491 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 80 mm
3.5 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
100 PS (99 bhp) (74 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
49.7 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
157 Nm (116 ft·lb) (16 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
78.85 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Solex 40 PDSI carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 990.9 kPa (143.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 8.4 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 12.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 42.80 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 34.2 s
@ 152 km/h
Maximum speed 168 km/h (104 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 88.83 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
65.33 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
87.61 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.31 kg/kW
25.57 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 5J x 14
Wheel size rear 5J x 14
Tyres front 165 S 14
Tyres rear 165 S 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter 250 mm
Braked area 2097 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID56628
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 BMW 2000 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.