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BMW: From DIXI to BMW 328 (1928-1936) - BMW 326 and 328

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BMW: From DIXI to BMW 328 (1928-1936)
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BMW 326
The smooth lines of the new BMW 326 earned a lot of admiration at the car show in Berlin in 1936.
It was a very tasty design, which was still used in the fifties.
This wasn't a sports car, it was the first 4-doors BMW.

BMW 326 (1936-41)

Engine
Cylinders   6 in line
Bore / Stroke   66 x 96 mm
Displacement   1971 cc
Compression Ratio   6 : 1
Carburetor   2 x Solex
Power   50 hp @ 3750 rpm
Transmission
Clutch   Single dry clutch
Gearbox   Synchronized 5-gearbox
Chassis
Weight   1125 kg
Wheelbase   2870 mm
Track, front   1300 mm
Track, rear   1400 mm
Tires   1936: 5.25 - 17
> 1937: 5.50 - 16
Wheels   1936: 3.25E x 17
> 1937: 3.50D x 16
Performance
Top speed   115 km/h
Acceleration   0-100 km/h in 35 sec
Fuel consumption   12.5 l / 100 km
Numbers built   15.936
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BMW 328
In the first production year 1936, BMW only made a small series off competition cars.
Most of the samples of the 328's were made with a home-made Roadster bodywork. from Eisenach.
For competitions BMW built 2 special streamlined coupes and three very nice lined convertibles.
These cars raced the Mille Miglia in Italia and referred the Alfa Romeo's to the second place.
The coup?s got a top speed of 209 km/h, and the winning BMW had an average speed of 166,7 km/h.

BMW 328 (1936-40)

Engine
Cylinders   6 in line
Bore / Stroke   66 x 96 mm
Displacement   1971 cc
Compression Ratio   7.5 : 1
Carburetor   3 x Solex 30 JF
Power   80 hp @ 4500 rpm
Transmission
Clutch   Single dry clutch
Gearbox   4 different gearboxes
Chassis
Weight   830 kg
Wheelbase   2400 mm
Track, front   1153 mm
Track, rear   1220 mm
Tires   5.25 or 5.50 - 16
Wheels   3.25 or 3.50 D x 16
Performance
Top speed   150 km/h
Fuel consumption   14.5 l / 100 km
Numbers built   462
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