1934 BMW 315 Saloon

The BMW 315 Saloon is a 2 door saloon (sedan) style road car with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The 1.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that develops 34 bhp (34.5 PS/25.4 kW) of power at 4000 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels. Stated kerb weight is 830 kg. The BMW 315 Saloon is said to be able to attain a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).

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Key facts

1934 BMW 315 Saloon information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
3900 mm
How heavy?
830 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1490 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
34.5 PS / 34 bhp / 25.4 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
100 km/h, 62 mph

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1934 BMW 315 Saloon data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
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 830 kg 1830
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 6
Capacity 1.5 litre
1490 cc
(90.925 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 58 × 94 mm
2.28 × 3.7 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.62
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 34.5 PS (34 bhp) (25.4 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 22.8 bhp/litre
0.37 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
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 248.33 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 100 km/h (62 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 41.53 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
30.55 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
40.96 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 32.74 kg/kW
54.68 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 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
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 5.15
general
Carfolio.com ID96052
Production total 4881
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1934 BMW 315 Saloon added 2002-06-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.