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Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club


BMW 326

Date of manufacture

1936 – 1941

Bodywork type(s)

4 door saloon, 2 door and 4 door cabriolets


Type Inline six-cylinder

Capacity 1971cc

Bore x stroke 66mm x 96mm

Power 50bhp at 3750rpm

Compression 6.1:1

Carburettors 2, Solex 26 mm up draught

Valve design Overhead, 2 per cylinder

Valve gear Camshaft in block. Rockers, tappets and springs

Electrics 6 volt


Clutch Dry single disc. (Fichtel & Sachs, K 12 with 200 mm dia.)

Gearbox ratios


1st                   3.85:1  ( freewheel options
on 1st and 2nd gear)

2nd                  1.82:1                                

3rd                   1.54:1                                

4th                   1.00:1                                

Axle ratio 4.875

Synchromesh 3rd – 4th


Frame Welded low floor chassis with box section side members

Suspension Front: Transverse leaf spring with upper wishbones

 and integral double acting shock absorbers

Rear: Longitudinal torsion bars, rigid axle and lever
arm double acting shock absorbers

Foot operated one shot central oil lubrication system

Steering Rack and pinion

Brakes Four wheel hydraulic, self adjusting

Handbrake: cable on rear wheels


Wheelbase 2870mm

Track front/rear 1300mm/1400mm

Length/width 4600mm/1600mm

Tyres ( 1936: 5.25 x 17 ) 5.50 x 16


Fuel capacity 60 litres

Max speed 72 mph

Number produced 15936

Club Mailing Address

BMW Historic Motor Club
Lower Norgrove,
Yarrington Road,

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