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BMW 329

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BMW created the Type 329 in 1936 as a quick, reasonably priced addition to the model range below the modern 326. The 329 was only available as a two- or four-seater convertible and displayed stylistic elements from the 326 saloon which was available at the same time. The BMW 329's chassis and driveline corresponded to those of the 319.


1936 - 1937 BMW 329 Technical Specifications
Type
329 4-seater convertible and 329 Drauz 2-seater convertible
Engine
Code
-
Displacement
1911cc
Cylinders
6
Fuel type
Gasoline
Power
34kW | 45HP
Torque@RPM
-
Performance
Top Speed
109km/h | 68mph
Acceleration
0-100km/h
0-60mph

-
Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)
City
-
Highway
10.5 | 22.4
Combined
-

Dimensions
Length
4000mm
Width
1440mm
Height
1550mm

General
Units produced
1011 four-seater convertibles; 42 Drauz two-seater convertibles; 126 chassis for special bodywork
Cost at production start
5,800 Reichsmarks (Drauz two-seater convertible version)

Source for technical specifications: BMW Group Archive.

The body's design was greatly influenced by a sketch from the Daimler-Benz body plant in Sindelfingen, that had made a proposal in 1934 for the 319 body which had not been accepted. However, even the 329 had shortcomings with regard to the harmony in its styling, at least as a four-seater, because the over-large rear section stood out too obviously from the rest of the car. In 1936 and 1937, 1,011 four-seater and 42 two-seater versions left the factory, with 126 chassis also supplied for individual bodywork.

In addition to the BMW 329 as a two- or four-seater convertible, of which 1011 were built, BMW also offered ex-factory the two-seater 329 sports convertible with a body by Drauz of Heilbronn. 42 of these were built, and 126 chassis also delivered for bodywork from other sources to be installed.

Source: BMW Group Archive

Visit also: 1937 BMW 320 | 1938 BMW 321

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