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BMW 507

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507
Vehicle Model

A roadster produced by BMW.  2 prototypes were made, and 252 production cars were built from 1956 to 1959, for a total production of 254.

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1957 Specifications
Article Index


Photographs

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BMW 507 Photo by Lothar Spurzem
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BMW 507 1957
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BMW 507 1958
1958 BMW Model 507 Roadster photographed at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, California, by Douglas Wilkinson for www.RemarkableCars.com Copyright 2006 www.RemarkableCars.com
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BMW 507 1959
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1957 Specifications

ChassisSeparate steel chassis
Body2-door aluminum convertible
Engine TypeV8
Engine MaterialsLight-alloy block and heads
Engine Displacement3168cc
Engine Bore & Stroke3.28" x 2.95"
ValvetrainSOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Compression Ratio7.8:1
Fuel systemTwo twin-choke carburetors
Horsepower150 @ 5000RPM
Torque174 lb.-ft. @ 4000RPM
Transmission4-speed manual
Length173"
Width65"
Height49.5"
Wheelbase97.6"
Front Track56.9"
Rear Track56.1"
Front SuspensionUpper and lower wishbones with torsion bars and telescopic shock absorbers
Rear SuspensionLive axle with torsion bars and Panhard rod and telescopic shock absorbers
SteeringPinion-and-sector
Brake SystemHydraulic duo-servo
Brakes4-wheel drum
Wheels16" steel
Tires6.00H x 16" racing
Curb Weight2,840 lbs.
Acceleration 0-60mph8.8 seconds
Top Speed124 mph


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
March 6, 20111956 BMW 507: From Failure to FameWilliam Jason


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