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1969-1977 BMW 2500/2800/3.0/3.3 specifications


With the compact and executive saloon car markets now cornered, BMW turned its attention to the luxury car market and came up with the 2500. It looked like an upscaled version of the ‘02 Series, but that was no bad thing considering the strong identity, Wilhelm Hofmeister had carved out for the niche. On the road, the 2500 and its larger-engined derivatives were also true to the marque, with all the power and poise you could need in a full-sized saloon. Despite huge sales (relatively speaking), few survive, thanks to widespread corrosion.

Production

  • Production:
    217,635
  • Price at launch:
    £2,197
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.0secs
  • Top speed:
    127.0mph
  • Power:
    180.0bhp
  • Torque:
    255.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring, semi-trailing arm
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4700mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2692mm
  • Width:
    1750mm
  • Height:
    1450mm
  • Weight:
    1295kgs

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