The car has made its name as the most successful racing car of the two-liter class in those days. Of course, the racing versions had 88 kW (120 hp) and more, in both versions, it was also on sale. More than 460 times was made use of this.
The car not only looked racy, it also got still the most powerful stage of development of the six-cylinder as two-liter engine. A peculiar engine control featured this engine with 59 kW (80 hp). An over head valve (ohv) controlled thereby V-shaped arranged valves, relatively rare in the automotive history.
With this WR 500 Ernst Henne set those legendary speed world record, the withstood for 14 years. 80 kW (108 hp) from a 500 cc supercharged engine have managed the speed thanks to full casing. Interesting the extendable foot to keep from falling when stopping without companion.
Check out the wonderful display instruments and the gear stick lying almost on the floor!
The BMW Museum points out that this 327/28 Coupe was the most elegant car of the produced in Eisenach before the Second World War.
In this case, the six-cylinder had already reached the 2-liter displacement and 59 kW (80 hp) of the 328, whereby he then belonged with 145 km/h to the fastest production cars in Germany.
'Werkskompressor-Motorrad' (Factory supercharged motorcycle) was called this machine and was responsible for the sporting successes of BMW in road racing. The 500cc engine had, deviating from the standard model, two overhead camshafts and charged delivered 44 kW (60 HP). The motorcycle was said to be thus incredible 220 km/h fast. The young Georg Meier was the best-known racing driver of that time.
Here is a view of the interior, the surprising similarities with much later models revealed at the instruments and steering wheel design.
Since the 335 had no self-supporting body, he was relatively easy to produce also as a two-/four-door convertible. Ever it was a converted 326 with significantly modified engine. The war has prevented an even bigger model and the entry into the luxury class.
In the same year as the start of World War II BMW presented the first true luxury sedan at all, the 335 with 3.5 liter displacement and 66 kW (90 HP), with at least 145 km/h one of the fastest in its class.
Before the Second World War, BMW has acquired in time of Pratt & Whitney, the license for the single-row radial engine. Unfortunately, measures of the Air Ministry prevented that BMW also got the license for the (larger) double star and than one finally could, it was too late. The United States had now prohibited exports to the future war enemy.
Indeed, BMW came to this early jet engine project through the acquisition of the Brandenburgischen Motorenwerke but was very responsible for ensuring that it will be led to some success. The first attempt at a Messerschmitt prototype was performed with two jet engines and a conventional power drive for security. What a wise decision, because the latter hold out as the only. Read more about the BMW 003 jet engine here.
Most the 328 is shown in an open version. As a Coupe (picture) it still won in wartime 1940, the 'Mille Miglia'.
Im Krieg dirigiert das Militär die Industrie. So entstehen at BMW und Zündapp relativ identische Gespanne. Allerdings bleiben die jeweiligen Motoren erhalten. Mehr more than diese with Seitenwagenantrieb und Geländegängen ausgestattete R 75 erfahren Sie hier.
In war, the military conducted the industry. So at BMW and Zündapp emerged relatively identical motorcycle combinatins. However, the respective engines were maintained.
Of course there were again the greater boxer engine in the R68 after the war, but first with 600 cc and 26 kW (35 hp). As a top speed were possible due to aerodynamic measures 160 km/h.