1934 BMW 315/1 Sport

The 315/1 Sport is a rear wheel drive roadster automobile with a front placed engine, produced by BMW. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 40 bhp (40.6 PS/29.8 kW) of power at 4300 rpm. Power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission. Stated kerb weight is 750 kg. Top stated speed is 121 km/h or 75 mph.

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BMW 315/1 Sport
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BMW 315/1 Sport -
BMW 315/1 Sport
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Key facts

1934 BMW 315/1 Sport information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
3800 mm
How heavy?
750 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1490 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
40.6 PS / 40 bhp / 29.8 kW @ 4300 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
121 km/h, 75 mph

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1934 BMW 315/1 Sport data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
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 3800 mm 149.6 inches
Width 1440 mm 56.7 inches
Height 1350 mm 53.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.58
Kerb weight 750 kg 1653 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 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 40.6 PS (40 bhp) (29.8 kW)
at 4300 rpm
Specific output 26.8 bhp/litre
0.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6.8:1
Fuel system 3 So 26 BFRV 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 121 km/h (75 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 54.07 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
39.77 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
53.33 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 25.14 kg/kW
42 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 4.50
general
Carfolio.com ID96063
Production total 230
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1934 BMW 315/1 Sport added 2002-06-26.
Last modified 2013-02-28.