BMW 320

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BMW 320
Automotive industryBMW
Production start1937
Production end1938
AssemblyEisenach, Germany
PredecessorBMW 329
SuccessorBMW 321
Car body stylesaloon, cabriolet
Automobile layoutAutomobile layout
Internal combustion engine1,971 cc (Convert/CID); Overhead valve I-6, 45 hp (34 kW); [1]
Transmission (mechanics)4 speed manual[1][2]
Wheelbase2,750 mm (108.3 in)[1] [3]
Length4,500 mm (177.2 in)[1]
Width1,540 mm (60.6 in)[1]
Height1,500 mm (59.1 in)[1]
Kerb weight1,000 kg (2,204.6 lb)[1]
RelatedBMW 315, BMW 329 (suspension)
BMW 326 (engine, chassis)[3]

The BMW 320 was a saloon car manufactured by BMW from 1937 to 1938. It replaced the 319-based BMW 329.

The 320 was built on a shortened BMW 326 chassis and used a 326 engine with a single carburettor and an output of 45 hp (34 kW). The suspension, which was carried over from the 329, consisted of an independent front suspension with a high-mounted transverse leaf spring acting as upper control arms and a conventional Live axle on semi-elliptic springs at the rear.[3]

The 320 was replaced by the BMW 321 in 1938.


Notes


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Carfolio.com: 1937 BMW 320 Saloon
  2. Conceptcarz.com 1937 BMW 320 Specifications
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Norbye, pp.47

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