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Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club


BMW 507

Date of manufacture

1956 – 1959

Bodywork type(s)

2 seater roadster


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


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


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


Wheelbase 2480mm

Track front/rear 1445mm/1425mm

Length/width 4380mm/1650mm

Tyres 6.00H x 16


Fuel capacity 110 or 65 litres

Max speed 124 mph (3.7 axle)

Number produced 253 ( plus 1 “Loof”- prototype )

Club Mailing Address

BMW Historic Motor Club
Lower Norgrove,
Yarrington Road,

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