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Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club


BMW 329

Date of manufacture

1936 – 1937

Bodywork type(s)

Cabriolet and Sport Cabriolet


Type Inline 6 cylinder

Capacity 1911cc

Bore x stroke 65mm x 96mm

Power 45bhp @3750rpm

Compression 5.6:1

Carburettors 2, Solex 26 mm updraught

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 10, 180 mm diameter.

Gearbox ratios


1st                   3.63:1

2nd                  2.22:1

3rd                   1.51:1

4th                   1.00:1

Axle ratio 4.38

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 Bendix cable

Handbrake, cable on rear wheels


Wheelbase 2400mm

Track front/rear 1153/1270 mm

Length/width 4000 mm x 1500 mm

Tyres 5.25 x 16


Fuel capacity 40 litres

Max speed 68 mph

Number produced 1179

Club Mailing Address

BMW Historic Motor Club
Lower Norgrove,
Yarrington Road,

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