1982 BMW 323i Baur

1982 BMW 323i Baur
Memorial Day 2010 First Drive 1982 323i BMW Baur Lapisblau M20 5 speed #4154 of 4595 made. The car was imported to California by Dietel Enterprises. I have since changed the wheels, installed the clear turn signal lenses, and I am in the process of installing a new cabriolet roof. I have to do something about those bumpers, too. :) I love this car! To see one of the reasons why, check my post "Score One For the Good Guys" on 6/26/2011.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

1955-58 BMW 501/6 2.2L Cabrio, Body by Baur Stuttgart

1955-58 BMW 501/6 2.2L Cabrio, body by Baur Stuttgart  

 The public nicknamed the 501 "Barockengel" (Baroque Angel) in reference to the curved, flowing style of the body.  The 501 and derivatives built at BMW were four-door saloons. Coupe and convertible versions were available as custom orders from Baur or Autenrieth.

Few words & 501/502 links:

   The main breed of BMW vehicles that ruled the road from 1951 until 1964 were the 500 series. Maybe not the most glamorous of models, these heavy and efficient machines were sturdy and efficient for middle class buyers. They were nick-named the Baroque Angels (Barockengel) due to their baroque-like features and curves.
   They carried a more uprated version of the pre-war 2.0 litre six-cylinder engine until 1954 when this was updated by a 2.6 litre V8.
   It wasnt until 1955 when the 502 was introduced which came with either a new big bore 3.2 litre V8 or an uprated 2.6 litre V8. The V8 remained the same, but with a enlarged six-cylinder at 2.1 litres.
   1957 brought along the 502 3.2 litre 'Super'. The 501 reached its production end time in 1961, though the six-cylinder kept their original names and continued to be sold.
   At the time in 1959, both servo and front disc brakes were optional, but became standard on the 3.2 Super, and a year later, on the standard 3.2. The 3.2 became the 3200L and the 3200 Super or 3200S became the new name for 3.2 super.
   Made and produced in Germany, the V8 with 160bhp joined the ranks of the fastest engines in the world at the time.

1955 BMW 501" related technical specification[Online Inquiry | Publish your AD for free]  Made in Germany  
Body Type:Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 4 seats
Weight:1410 Kg
Length:4700 mm
Height:1524 mm
Wheelbase:2946 mm
Front Track:1327 mm
Rear Track:1410 mm
Ground Clearance:178 mm
Fuel Capacity:n/a
Engine location:front
Engine alignment:longitudinal
Drive Wheels:Rear wheel drive
Steering:pinion & segment
Fuel Supply System:1 Ze carb
Max Power:111HP (82 kW) @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque:n/a
CO2 Emissions:n/a
Engine Coolant:water
Displacement:2581 cc
Bore:74 mm
Stroke:75 mm
Cam Design:OHV - Overhead Valves
Cylinders:8 IN V
Valves per cylinder:2
Total Valves:16
Compression Ratio:7:01
Front Brakes:Di
Rear Brakes:Dr
Standard Wheels:n/a
Standard Tyres:n/a
Suspension Front:I.TB.W.
Suspension Rear:LA.TB.
Number of gears:4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h:n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h:n/a
Top Speed:n/a
City:16.9 l/100km
Road:7.5 l/100km
Mixt:11 l/100km

1955 BMW Cabrio, body by Baur

BMW, 1955, sales catalog BMW 

BMW 501/502 specs:

BMW 5011952 - 1961
Engine size1971cc
Max power output65hp
BMW 5021954 - 1961
Engine size2580cc
Max power output100hp
Top speed160km/h
Overall production5955 units
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