BMW 320

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This article is about the 1930s BMW. For the BMW 320i, 320is, 320D, 320Ci and 320Si, see BMW 3 series.
BMW 320
BMW automobile 1938.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production 1937–1938
Assembly Eisenach, Germany
Body and chassis
Body style saloon, cabriolet
Layout FR layout
Related BMW 315, BMW 329 (suspension)
BMW 326 (engine, chassis)[1]
Powertrain
Engine 1971 cc OHV M78 straight-6
Transmission 4 speed manual[2][3]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)[2][1]
Length 4,500 mm (177.2 in)[2]
Width 1,540 mm (60.6 in)[2]
Height 1,500 mm (59.1 in)[2]
Kerb weight 1,000 kg (2,204.6 lb)[2]
Chronology
Predecessor BMW 329
Successor BMW 321

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 frame 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.[1]

The 320 was replaced by the BMW 321 in 1938.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Norbye, p.47
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Carfolio.com: 1937 BMW 320 Saloon". Carfolio.com. Carfolio.com. 2008-04-03. Archived from the original on 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Conceptcarz.com 1937 BMW 320 Specifications". Conceptcarz.com. Daniel Vaughan. Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
Bibliography
  • Norbye, Jan P. (1984). BMW - Bavaria's Driving Machines. Skokie, IL: Publications International. ISBN 0-517-42464-9.