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BMW 3/15 DA 3 Wartburg

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From 1930, BMW offered enthusiastic drivers a special treat in the form of the tiny type 3/15 PS DA 3 Wartburg Sport, based on the English Austin 7 "Ulster". For the first time since 1903, a car again bore the name of the Wartburg, the castle that is a landmark above the town of Eisenach. The small roadster, with what was then regarded as a very smart boat-type tail, had a 750-cc, four-cylinder engine which had been tuned from 15 to 18 horsepower by increasing the compression and using a copper induction manifold and a twin exhaust system.


1930 - 1931 BMW 3/15 DA 3 Wartburg
Type
BMW 3/15 DA 3 Wartburg Sports car
Engine
Code
-
Displacement
748cc
Cylinders
4
Fuel type
Gasoline
Power
13kW | 18HP
Torque@RPM
-
Performance
Top Speed
90km/h | 56mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

-
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City
-
Highway
-
Combined
-

Dimensions
Length
3100mm
Width
1150mm
Height
-

General
Units produced
150

Source for technical specifications: bmwhistoricmotorclub.co.uk.

The sports car, weighing only 400 kilograms, had a top speed of over 90 km/h and developed into a popular and successful competition car. Only 150 of these thoroughly charming roadsters, the founders of BMW's automobile sport history, were sold up to 1931.

Source: BMW Group Archives

Visit also: 1928 Dixi 3/15 DA 1 | 1929 BMW 3/15 DA 2 | 1931 BMW 3/15 DA 4

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