BMW 1600 GT
1967 to 1968
1.6 litres cylinders: 4
159.45 in, 4,050 mm
61.02 in, 1,550 mm
50.39 in, 1,280 mm
91.34 in, 2,320 mm
2,117 1b, 960 kg
From 1967, the BMW 1600 GT was continued to be built by BMW from The Glas 1300 GT Coupé until 1968 with a hardly changed coupé body, a new rear axle and an engine manufactured in-house.
With the takeover by BMW, the GT model was equipped with BMW technology from September 1967. The engine known from the BMW 1600 TI with 77 kW (105 hp) and the semi-trailing arm rear axle with coil springs instead of the original rigid axle with leaf springs were used. The body of the Glas GT was extended Small car with shapely lines—styling by Frua. Narrow radiator air-intake with tiny, central intakes and deeply inset horizontally barred grille. Large headlamps flank intake and are thrust-forward. Sloping bonnet features small,slot intake; deep, curved windscreen is well-raked and roof line is rounded. Large rear window and squared-off tail- panel with circular tail-lamps. Perforated disc wheels with large hub-caps. with an adapted radiator grille (BMW kidney) and the rear lights (round, from the 02 series) were changed by BMW. However, only the coupé continued to be built with this technology until August 1968.
At the suggestion of Max Hoffman, development of a convertible version of the BMW 1600 GT began in 1967. Frua worked on two prototypes, which were not further developed to mass production. The only surviving prototype of the 1600 GT Cabriolet was restored by trainees at the BMW Dingolfing plant in 2018 and is now in the BMW Group Classic collection.
Production figures 1255
Engine capacity: 95.98 cu in, 1,573 cu cm
Fuel consumption: 27.4 m/imp gal, 22.8 m/US gal, 10.3 1 x km 100
Max speed: 118 mph, 190 km/h
power-weight ratio: 17.9 lb/hp, 8.1 kg/hp
carrying capacity: 706 1b, 320 kg
acceleration: 0—50 mph (0—80 km/h) 7.5 sec; speed in direct drive at 1,000 rpm: 18.8 mph, 30.2 km/h.
max speeds: 31.1 mph, 50 km/h in 1st gear; 58.4 mph, 94 km/h in 2nd gear; 89.5 mph, 144 km/h in 3rd gear; 118 mph, 190 km/h in 4th gear
BMW 1600 GT Technical details and specifications (1967-1968)
front, 4 stroke cylinders: 4, slanted at 30°, in line
bore and stroke: 3.31 x 2.80 in, 84 x 71 mm
engine capacity: 95.98 cu in, 1,573 cu cm
compression ratio: 9.5
max power (SAE): 118 hp at 6,400 rpm
max torque (DIN): 97 1b ft, 13.4 kg m at 4,500 rpm
max engine rpm: 6,400
specific power: 75 hp/l
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: light alloy
crankshaft bearings: 5
valves: 2 per cylinder,overhead, Vee-slanted at 52°, rockers
camshafts: 1, overhead
lubrication: gear pump, full now filter
carburation: 2 Solex 40 PHH horizontal twin barrel carburettors
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system: water
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate
gearbox: mechanical; gears: 4 + reverse
synchromesh gears: l, Il, Ill, IV
gearbox ratios: 1 3.835,Il 2.053, Ill 1.345, IV 1, rev 4.180
gear lever: central
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 3.640.
front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs,anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: independent, oblique semitrailing arms, coil springs, auxiliary rubber springs, telescopic dampers.
worm and roller.
turning circle (between walls):32.8 ft, 10 m
front disc (diameter 10.55 in, 268 mm), rear drum, servo.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 44 Ah
generator type: dynamo, 500 W
ignition distributor: Bosch
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 91.34 in, 2,320 mm
front track: 49.21 in, 1,250 mm
rear track: 49.61 in, 1,260 mm
overall length: 159.45 in, 4,050 mm
overall width: 61.02 in, 1,550 mm
overall height: 50.39 in, 1,280 mm
ground clearance: 6.30 in, 160 mm
dry weight: 2,117 1b, 960 kg
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BMW 1600 GT Maintenance and Service Guide (1967-1968)
fuel: 100 oct petrol
engine sump oil: 7.04 imp pt, 8.46 US pt, 4 1, SAE 10W-30, change every 3,700 miles, 6,000 km
total lubricating system capacity: 7.39 imp pt, 8.88 US pt, 4.2 1;
cooling system capacity: 12.32 imp pt, 14.80 US pt, 7 1.
gearbox oil:1.76 imp pt, 2.11 US pt, 1 1, SAE 80, change every 14,900 miles, 24,000 km
final drive oil: 1.58 imp pt, 1.90 US pt, 0.9 1, SAE 90, change every 3,700 miles, 6,000 km
tappet clearances: inlet 0.006-0.008 in, 0.15-0.20 mm, exhaust 0.006-0.008 in, 0.15-0.20 mm
valve timing: inlet opens 40 before tdc and closes 520 after bdc, exhaust opens 520 before bdc and closes 40 after tdc
width of rims: 4.5"
tyres: 155 x 14
fuel tank capacity: 12.1 imp gal,14.5 US gal, 55 1.
normal tyre pressure: front 28 psi, 2 atm, rear 24 psi, 1.7 atm.
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