BMW Museum 3
The typical means of locomotion in the postwar period and the start of the economic miracle. The R 25/3 pulled with its 10 kW (13 HP) a motorcycle sidecar to a maximum of 88 km/h, just enough for a couple with one or even two children and so still affordable. Accordingly, with nearly 50,000 impressed the number of pieces.
This was the most expensive, the 'Baroque Angel', as 502 with light-alloy V8, 3.2 liter, 102 kW (140 hp) and with 175 km/h, the fastest of his class.
We almost forgot the Isetta. It is unlikely that there would be BMW without it. It's the combination of BMW motorcycle technology (drive) with body in license (Iso company in Italy). After all, 26,646 units have been sold.
BMW even called the 507 one of the most beautiful sports car of all time. For the 502 one had created a V8 with 3.2 liters and 110 kW (150 hp) and the American importer Max Hoffman requested a roadster on its base. The designer Albrecht Graf Goertz, living in USA finally has designed it, very well for the image of BMW, with about 250 units built but very bad for the budget. The date refers to the presentation in Frankfurt.
The car was powered by a 700 cm ³ enlarged air-cooled two-cylinder motorcycle engine in the rear with 23.5 kW (32 HP), after all, good for 120 km/h. The Coupe comes out first.
One can not deny that this car had a certain share in the rescue and preservation of the company before the takeover by Daimler-Benz AG. Strangely enough, it was created not in the factory, but as a basic concept the Vienna BMW representative Wolfgang Denzel and is later perfected by Michelotti. It was based on the technique of the completely different-looking BMW 600 and gave further a little of the shape and the axle construction to the pioneering BMW 1500. The LS version shown here is from 1961 and has an increased wheelbase.
Was sometimes the horror of motorists, no chance to escape in ordinary cars. BMW motorcycles for the police there were from the start. Here a R50/2 with 19 kW (26 HP), fast 140 km/h.
This page is dedicated the company Alpina of Burkard Bovensiepen, its tuned M3 Group A (2322 cc, 230 kW at 8000 rpm) from 1988 can be seen here in the typical colors. From small beginnings with the sale of multi-carburetor systems, this company has managed (with factory support) to the title the vehicle manufacturer.
First this page is thought as reference to the for BMW eminently important United States export. This fits the 2000CS coupe, the first trial of a coupe based on the 'new class'. The entire substructure including engine was from the 2002/ti.
In this engine from the BMW 200, the concept of Ludwig Apfelbeck apple is realized. As a similarity to Cosworth were noticed here the obliquely upward leading suction tubes out of the cylinder head. But in contrast to their roof-shaped combustion chambers, each withparallel inlet and outlet valves they were arranged radially here and faced each other diagonally. Although heat technically excellent because there were no big differences in temperature between the two sides of the cylinder head, the construction became too complicated at the latest due to the rules imposed reduction of the engine to 1.6 liters.
This Glas 1700 is shown because of the takeover by BMW two years after its appearance. It and especially his bigger brother, the Glas V8 indicates a little to the fact that the company had overextend oneself by the expansion of vehicle range. With the little ones (Goggomobil) one was very successful, with the big one failed.
For reasons of homologation built for the Superbike class this motorcycle was a nice example of the innovative power of the motorcycle division with production facility in Berlin. The engine weighed only just 60 kg, but brought with one liter displacement 142 kW (193 hp) performance. The step to the lying transversely four-cylinder in-line engine has been completed long ago.
No, the shown 3.3 liter was only produced starting 1975. But it should be pointed to the importance of the series and the started in 1968 with the first six-cylinder new construction after the new beginning. It was the finally successful attempt to establish oneself in the luxury class.
That is the BMW 3.0 CSi. The 3-liter engine with 147 kW (200 hp) and 220 km/h top speed was not even the most exciting at this car, more likely the lightweight construction the was realized here and the top of the design of the 'New Class' which ends with the production of this vehicle.
One assigned the design of the 'New Class' from 1962 to 1976 to a line which is then gradually abandoned in favor of the gently sloping bonnet with the slightly stronger but also in the same direction sloping grille. At 3.0 CSi this design, derived from the trapezoidal line, reached its completion. In addition, of course, there were respectable driving performances of 220 km/h, top speed of three liters displacement and 220 kW (300 hp).
Here the original prototype, of course, with gullwing doors. The lighter color front is not caused by light and shadow but varnished into the vehicle. From the originally planned turbocharged four-cylinder was later a six-cylinder with 3.5 liters displacement and 204 kW (277 hp)
250 km/h fast is this tangle of metal of a mid-engine sports car. His role as the founder of all later M models one can not see truly. In this picture, however, is not to see the framework of the prototype, but the later production version. 07/13
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