BMW 327

The BMW 327 is a medium-sized touring coupé produced by the Bavarian firm between 1937 and 1941,[3] and again produced after 1945. It sat on a shortened version of the BMW 326 chassis.

Motor vehicle

BMW/EMW 327
Overview
Manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW)
Production 1937–1941
1,965 built[1]
1946–1955
505 built[2]
Assembly
Body and chassis
Class Grand tourer
Body style 2-door coupé
2-door cabriolet
Layout FR layout
Related BMW 326
BMW 328
Bristol 400
Powertrain
Engine
  • 1971 cc M78I6 (327)
  • 1971 cc M328 I6 (327/28)
Transmission 4 speed manual[3]
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108 in)
Length 4,500 mm (180 in)
Width 1,600 mm (63 in)
Height 1,430 mm (56 in)
Curb weight 1,100 kg (2,400 lb)
(measurements approximate)
Chronology
Successor EMW 327
BMW 503

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BMW 327 coupe
BMW 327 built in 1940

The first 327, launched in 1937, was a cabriolet. In 1938, this was joined by a fixed head coupé version.[4] The car was shorter and lower than its sedan counterpart, but shared the famous BMW grill and a streamlined form representative of the more progressive designs of the 1930s.

See also: BMW M328

Mechanically, the car utilised the hydraulic brake control, gear box, clutch and front suspension system first seen on the BMW 326, along with the live axle used on the BMW 320 and BMW 328. The BMW M78straight-6 engine was used.[4] The advertised top speed was 125 km/h (78 mph).[4]

A higher-powered model, the 327/28, was offered with the M328 engine.[4] 569 of these high-powered 327/28 cars were built up to 1940.[1]

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