BMW 501

The BMW 501 is a huge four door passenger car manufactured in between the years 1952-1964.

The BMW 501 was first displayed in the Frankfurt Motor Show in the year 1951 and the sales of the car began in the year 1952. In between the years 1954-1955, the cabriolet version has been launched and a number of modifications have been done to the BMW 501 in the year 1955 which included the curved glass section and full width wrap. All the BMW 501 featured four speed manual transmissions.

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Though the BMW 501 is a four seater; it was built as a six seater for its huge structure. A total of 9,019 units of BMW 501 were produced where 5,568 units featured eight cylinders.

The engines used in the BMW 501 are:

OHV Straight-6 engine
This engine was used in between the years 1952-1954, it consisted of six cylinders and the capacity of the engine is 1971 cc. The engine delivered an output power of 65 bhp and the top speed is about 84 mph.

OHV Straight-6 engine
This engine was used in between the years 1955-1958 and it consisted of six cylinders. The capacity of the engine is 2077 cc and it delivered an output power of 65 bhp.

OHV V8 engine
This engine was used in the year 1958 and it consisted of eight cylinders. The capacity of the engine is 2580 cc and it delivered an output power of 65 bhp.

OHV V8 engine
This engine was used in between the years 1959-1962 and it consisted of eight cylinders. The capacity of the engine is 3168 cc and it delivered an output power of 65 bhp.

Specifications

Vehicle Type: 4-door saloon, 2-door coupe and cabriolet
Configuration: Front engine
Engines: OHV Straight-6 and OHV V8
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Wheelbase: 111.6 inches
Length: 186.2 inches
Width: 70.1 inches
Height: 60.2 inches
Weight: 2954 lbs

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