BMW 116

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Not to be confused with BMW 1 Series. ‹See Tfd›

The BMW 116 was a piston aircraft engine derveloped by BMW in the 1930s. Development work stopped in 1937. The BMW 116 engine was initially known as the BMW XII.

Specifications (BMW 116)[edit]

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General characteristics

  • Type: V-12
  • Bore: 130 mm
  • Stroke: 130 mm
  • Displacement: 20.7 L
  • Length: 1637 mm
  • Width: 740 mm
  • Height: 915 mm
  • Dry weight: 470kg


  • Supercharger: radial supercharger
  • Fuel system: carburettor
  • Cooling system: Liquid cooled


See also[edit]

Comparable engines
Related lists


  • Fred Jakobs, Robert Kröschel and Christian Pierer. "BMW aero engines". BMW Group Classic, 2009 ISBN 978-3-86852-214-3