BMW 501 / 502 / Barockengel / 2.6 / 2600 (1952 - 1962)

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Details

Layout    
FR layout

Engine    
1971 cc M337/1 I6 (501)
1971 cc M337/2 I6 (501A/501B)
2077 cc M337/3 I6 (501/3)
2580 cc M502/1 V8 (501 V8/2.6)

Transmission    
4-speed manual

Dimensions
Wheelbase    
2,835 mm (111.6 in)
Length    
4,730 mm (186 in)
Width    
1,780 mm (70 in)
Height    
1,530 mm (60 in)
Kerb weight    
1,340 kg (2,950 lb) or more

Vehicle type: BMW 501 (1952-1954) BMW 502 (1954-1961) BMW 3200 S (1961-1963)
Engine: Six-cylinder - inline engine Eight-cylinder - V-engine
Displacement : 1971 cm³ 2580 cc 3168 cc
Bore × stroke: 66 × 96 mm 74 × 75 mm 82 × 75 mm
Power: 65  hp (48  kW ) 100 hp (74 kW) 160 hp (118 kW)
at 1 / min: 4400 4800 5600
Max. Torque at 1 / min:  13.2 kpm (129  Nm ) at 2000 18.4 kpm (180 Nm) at 2500 24.5 kpm (240 Nm) at 3600
Compression: 6,8: 1 7.0: 1 9.0: 1
Valve control: Tappets, bumpers and rocker arms
Cooling: Pump, 10 liters of water
Transmission: Four-speed gearbox, steering wheel gear shift (From February 1963 stick shift.)
Front suspension: Double wishbones, longitudinal torsion bar springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension: Rigid axle on wishbone (longitudinal) above and the support levers of the longitudinal torsion bar springs below (across, over short connecting rods)
Steering:  Bevel pinion, acting on crown wheel sector , steering column lever
brakes:  hydraulically operated drum brakes on all wheels hydraulically operated drum brakes on all wheels; from 1961 as standard (from 1960 at extra cost) front Write brake  front disc,
rear drum brakes
Body: Box frame and pipe cross member, welded to the bottom of the all-steel body
Track front / rear: 1322/1408 mm 1330/1416 mm 1330/1416 mm
Wheelbase: 2835 mm 2835 mm 2835 mm
Wheel size: 6.40-15 " 6.40-15 " 6.50 / 6.70-15 "
Dimensions L × W × H: 4730 × 1780 × 1530 mm
Empty weight:  1340 kg 1440 kg 1490 kg
maximum speed: 135 km / h 160 km / h 190 km / h

 

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1971 cm3 / 120.4 cui, advertised power: 48 kW / 64 hp / 65 PS ( DIN ), torque: 129.5 Nm / 96 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1340 kg / 2954 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1725 kg / 3803 lbs
top speed: 135 km/h (84 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 20.7© s; 0- 100 km/h 22.8© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 21.9© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 12 l/100km / 23.5 mpg (imp.) / 19.6 mpg (U.S.) / 8.3 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1971 cm3 / 120.4 cui, advertised power: 53 kW / 71 hp / 72 PS ( DIN ), torque: 130.5 Nm / 96 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1340 kg / 2954 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1725 kg / 3803 lbs
top speed: 145 km/h (90 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 18.9© s; 0- 100 km/h 20.6© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 21.4© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 12.1 l/100km / 23.3 mpg (imp.) / 19.4 mpg (U.S.) / 8.3 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2092 cm3 / 127.9 cui, advertised power: 53 57 kW / 71 76 hp / 72 78 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 135 Nm / 100 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1295 kg / 2855 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1800 kg / 3968 lbs
top speed: 145 km/h (90 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 18.7© s; 0- 100 km/h 20.4© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 21.1© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 12.8 l/100km / 22 mpg (imp.) / 18.3 mpg (U.S.) / 7.8 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2580 cm3 / 157 cui, advertised power: 70 73.5 kW / 94 99 hp / 95 100 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 167 Nm / 123 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1365 kg / 3009 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1900 kg / 4189 lbs
top speed: 160 km/h (99 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 13.9© s; 0- 100 km/h 14.9© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19.5© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 13.8 l/100km / 20.4 mpg (imp.) / 17 mpg (U.S.) / 7.2 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2580 cm3 / 157 cui, advertised power: 73.5 77 kW / 99 103 hp / 100 105 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 180 Nm / 133 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1410 kg / 3108 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1900 kg / 4189 lbs
top speed: 165 km/h (103 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 13.4© s; 0- 100 km/h 14.4© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 19.3© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 14.2 l/100km / 19.9 mpg (imp.) / 16.6 mpg (U.S.) / 7.1 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3168 cm3 / 193.4 cui, advertised power: 88 kW / 118 hp / 120 PS ( DIN ), torque: 209 Nm / 154 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1455 kg / 3208 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1900 kg / 4189 lbs
top speed: 170 km/h (106 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 11.9© s; 0- 100 km/h 12.7© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.5© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 14.6 l/100km / 19.4 mpg (imp.) / 16.1 mpg (U.S.) / 6.9 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2092 cm3 / 127.9 cui, advertised power: 53 57 kW / 71 76 hp / 72 78 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 135 Nm / 100 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1295 kg / 2855 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1800 kg / 3968 lbs
top speed: 145 km/h (90 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 18.7© s; 0- 100 km/h 20.4© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 21.1© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 12.8 l/100km / 22 mpg (imp.) / 18.3 mpg (U.S.) / 7.8 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3168 cm3 / 193.4 cui, advertised power: 103 kW / 138 hp / 140 PS ( DIN ), torque: 222 Nm / 164 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1480 kg / 3263 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1900 kg / 4189 lbs
top speed: 180 km/h (112 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 10.8© s; 0- 100 km/h 11.4© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 17.9© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 16.1 l/100km / 17.5 mpg (imp.) / 14.6 mpg (U.S.) / 6.2 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2580 cm3 / 157 cui, advertised power: 81 93.5 kW / 109 125 hp / 110 127 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 182 Nm / 134 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1425 kg / 3141 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1900 kg / 4189 lbs
top speed: 165 km/h (103 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 12.2© s; 0- 100 km/h 13.1© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.8© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 14.2 l/100km / 19.8 mpg (imp.) / 16.5 mpg (U.S.) / 7 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3168 cm3 / 193.4 cui, advertised power: 118 136 kW / 158 182 hp / 160 185 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 240 Nm / 177 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in, width: 1780 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2835 mm / 111.6 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1470 kg / 3241 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 2000 kg / 4409 lbs
top speed: 190 km/h (118 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 8.9© s; 0- 100 km/h 9.5© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16.8© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 16.6 l/100km / 17 mpg (imp.) / 14.2 mpg (U.S.) / 6 km/l

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