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BMW 507

Date of manufacture 1956 – 1959
Bodywork type(s) 2 seater roadster
Engine Type 90⁰ V8
Capacity 3168cc
Bore x stroke 82mm x 75mm
Power 150bhp @ 5000rpm
Compression 7.8:1
Carburettors 2, Zenith, Twin choke 32 mm downdraught
Valve design Overhead, 2 per cylinder
Valve gear Central camshaft. Rockers, tappets and springs
Electrics 12 volt
Transmission Clutch Dry single disc. Fichtel & Sachs, HB 18, 225 mm diameter
Gearbox ratios ZF S4 – 17            ( in unit with engine )
1st 3.387:1
2nd 2.073:1
3rd 1.364:1
4th 1.00:1
Axle ratio 3.7, 3.42, 3.9
Synchromesh 1st – 4th
Chassis Frame “Full protection” longitudinal box section with tubular cross beams
Suspension Front: Double wishbones, adjustable torsion bars with anti roll bar
Rear: Live axle with Panhard rod and adjustable torsion bars
Steering Bevel gear segment and pinion
Brakes Four wheel hydraulic with servo, drum brakes, self adjusting( last cars with front discs )
Handbrake: cable on rear wheels
Dimensions Wheelbase 2480mm
Track front/rear 1445mm/1425mm
Length/width 4380mm/1650mm
Tyres 6.00H x 16
General Fuel capacity 110 or 65 litres
Max speed 124 mph (3.7 axle)
Number produced 253     ( plus 1 “Loof”- prototype )
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