BMW 501 V8/502

4-door saloon, 2-door coupÈ, cabriolet.

Prestige alternative to a Mercedes. Servo brakes on de luxe models, and front discs from 1960 (1959 for higher-powered 3.2 Super); 160bhp from ultimate 3200S of 1961-63, but even with the 2.6 engine it's good for 100mph. Floor change with rare RHD option.

Technical Specifications
Engine
2580cc/3168cc (V8 OHV)
Configuration
Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Production dates
1954 to 1963
Number produced
12,896
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