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Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club


BMW 327

Date of manufacture

1937 – 1941

Bodywork type(s)

Cabriolet and Fixed head coupe


Type Inline six-cylinder

Capacity 1971cc

Bore x stroke 66mm x 96mm

Power 55 bhp at 4000 rpm

Compression 6.3:1

Carburettors 2, Solex, 26mm 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, K12, 200mm diameter

Gearbox ratios

ZF                        Hurth

(AK 4 S 15)                         

1st                  3.75:1                   3.85:1

2nd                 2.28:1                   2.38:1

3rd                 1.48:1                   1.54:1

     4th                 1.00:1                   1.00:1

Axle ratio Both ZF and Hurth 3.90:1

Synchromesh ZF - 1st to 4th, Hurth - 3rd and 4th


Frame Low platform chassis with box-section side members

Suspension Front: Transverse leaf spring with upper wishbones

and integral double acting shock absorbers

Rear: Longitudinal leaf springs with 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 2750mm

Track front/rear 1300mm/1300mm

Length/width 4500mm x 1600mm

Tyres 5.50 x 16


Fuel capacity 50 litres

Max speed 78 mph

Number produced 1306

Club Mailing Address

BMW Historic Motor Club
Lower Norgrove,
Yarrington Road,

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