1935 - 1937 BMW 319/1

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Price 

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Production 

  178

Engine 

1.9 liter inline-6

Weight 

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Aspiration 

natural

Torque 

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HP 

55 hp

HP/Weight 

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HP/Liter 

28.9 hp per liter

1/4 mile 

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0-62 mph 

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Top Speed 

84 mph

(from BMW Press Release)  Achieving this kind of success, both the drivers and the Company soon started looking for more: a car in the prestigious category up to two litres. And so it is no surprise that another, even more powerful version of the BMW Roadster the 319/1 entered the market in late 1934. Identical in its looks to the BMW 315/1 with the exception of the air vent on the engine compartment, the BMW 319/1 was powered by a 1.9-litre tuned to 55 hp and benefiting both from larger displacement and three larger downdraught carburettors.

Obviously, an engine like this was easily able to cope with a two-seater weighing just 780 kg, accelerating the roadster in standard trim to a top speed of pproximately 135 km/h or 84 mph. At the same time this was of course a truly exclusive car due to its retail price of 5,800 reichsmarks. Production from 19341936 therefore amounted to just 178 units, with the BMW 319/1 again bringing home outstanding success in motorsport.