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Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club


BMW 328

Date of manufacture


Bodywork type(s)

2 seater sports


Type Inline six-cylinder

Capacity 1971cc

Bore x stroke 66mm x 96mm

Power 80bhp at 4500rpm

Compression 7.5:1

Carburettors 3, Solex 30 mm, downdraught

Valve design 45° V-inclined, overhead, 2 per cylinder

Valve gear Pushrods and rocker arms from cam in block driven by duplex chain

Electrics 6 volt


Clutch Dry single disc. Fichtel & Sachs, K 12, 200 mm diameter.

Gearbox ratios

ZF         Hurth
1st     3.07:1     3.63:1
2nd     1.82:1     2.07:1
3rd     1.25:1     1.50:1
4th     1.00:1     1.00:1

Axle ratio ZF - 3.70:1, Hurth - 3.88:1

Synchromesh 3rd and 4th


Frame Lightweight “A”-frame with two longitudinal tubular members,

with varying diameter from 90 mm to 60 mm dependant on load,

and three rectangular cross members.

Suspension Front: Transverse leaf spring with lower wishbones

and integral single 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 2400mm

Track front/rear 1153/1220mm

Length/width 3900mm x 1550

Tyres 5.25 x 16


Fuel capacity 50 litres

Max speed 95 mph

Number produced 464 including 2 Mille Miglia cars, (52 rhd)

Club Mailing Address

BMW Historic Motor Club
Lower Norgrove,
Yarrington Road,

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