BMW 320

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BMW 320
BMW automobile 1938.jpg
BMW 320 cabriolet
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production 1937–1938
Assembly Eisenach, Germany
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size car
Body style 2-door saloon
2-door 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 car manufactured by BMW from 1937 to 1938, replacing the 319-based BMW 329. It was offered in 2 door saloon and convertible versions.[4]

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. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ BMW 320, www.bmwdrives.com Retrieved 9 December 2016
Bibliography
  • Norbye, Jan P. (1984). BMW - Bavaria's Driving Machines. Skokie, IL: Publications International. ISBN 0-517-42464-9.