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Key facts

1933 BMW 303 Saloon information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3900 mm
How heavy?
820 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1182 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
30.4 PS / 30 bhp / 22.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
90 km/h, 56 mph


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1933 BMW 303 Saloon technical specifications


BMW 303 Saloon is a car that has a 2 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.2 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 30 bhp (30.4 PS/22.4 kW) of power at 4000 rpm.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.
The BMW 303 Saloon weighs a quoted 820 kg at the kerb.
It is claimed to achieve a top speed of 90 km/h which is 56 mph.
1933 BMW 303 Saloon data
1933 BMW 303 Saloon data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1153 45.4
Track/tread (rear) 1220 48
Length 3900 153.5
Width 1440 56.7
Height 1550 61
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.63
Kerb weight 820 kg 1808 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 35 litres 7.7 UK Gal 9.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 1.2 litre
1182 cc
(72.13 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 56 × 80 mm
2.2 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.7
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 30.4 PS (30 bhp) (22.4 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 25.4 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 5.6:1
Fuel system 2 So 26 BFLV carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 197 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 90 km/h (56 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 37.09 PS/g
27.28 kW/g
36.59 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 36.65 kg/kW
61.23 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.60 m
Front suspension LA.TL.
Rear suspension LA.
Wheel size front 3.25D x 16
Wheel size rear 3.25D x 16
Tyres front 5.25 x 16
Tyres rear 5.25 x 16
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 5.15
general ID96008
Production total 1503
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 11.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1933 BMW 303 Saloon added 2002-06-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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