1934 BMW 309 Saloon

The 309 Saloon is an automobile from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 0.8 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 22 bhp (22.3 PS/16.4 kW) of power at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels. Quoted weight at the kerb is 750 kg. It is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

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1934 BMW 309 Saloon information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3750 mm
How heavy?
750 kg
What size engine?
0.8 litre, 845 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
22.3 PS / 22 bhp / 16.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
80 km/h, 50 mph

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1934 BMW 309 Saloon data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1153 mm 45.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1220 mm 48 inches
Length 3750 mm 147.6 inches
Width 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Height 1550 mm 61 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.56
Kerb weight 750 kg 1653 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 35 litres 7.7 UK Gal 9.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.8 litre
845 cc
(51.565 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 58 × 80 mm
2.28 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.73
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 22.3 PS (22 bhp) (16.4 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 26 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 5.6:1
Fuel system 1 So 26 BFLV carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 2
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 211.25 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 80 km/h (50 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 29.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
21.87 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
29.33 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 45.72 kg/kW
76.36 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 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
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 5.85
general
Carfolio.com ID96019
Production total 2859
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 8.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1934 BMW 309 Saloon added 2002-06-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.