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BMW 321

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The BMW 321 was a developed version of the BMW 320, which replaced the 319 model in 1939. Among the differences from the 320 were the front axle, which was taken from the Type 326, full-width bumpers and the rear-hinged doors.


1938 - 1941 BMW 321 Technical Specifications
Type
2 door saloon and convertible
Engine
Code
-
Displacement
1971 cc
Cylinders
6
Fuel type
Gasoline
Power
34 kW | 45 hp
Torque / RPM
-
Performance
Top Speed
115 km/h | 71 mph
Acceleration
0-100 km/h
0-62 mph

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

Dimensions
Length
4500 mm
Width
1560 mm
Height
-

General
Units produced
4484 saloons/sedans; 3223 four-light convertibles; 144 chassis for special bodywork
Cost at production start
4,800 Reichsmarks (saloon version)

Source for technical specifications: BMW Group Archive.

The BMW 321 bore a close resemblance to the larger, more powerful four-door Model 326, but both the saloon/sedan and the convertible were only offered in two-door form. After the Second World War, production of this model was restarted in Eisenach under the supervision of the Soviet Russian occupying forces.

From 1937 to 1941, the BMW 320 and BMW 321 were only available as a saloon or convertible but customers could also simply order a chassis and have a body manufactured to their individual specification by one of the many coachbuilders. 197 customers took advantage of this admittedly expensive opportunity.

Source: BMW Group Archive

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