BMW 1600 GT

After the BMW takeover of GLAS, the coupe was continued for another year as the BMW 1600 GT. In addition to the typical BMW face treatment (kidney grill and roundel on the hood) it received the motor, gearbox and independent rear axle of the BMW 1600 TI. Kept were the body shape and front axle design. Between September of 1967 and August of 1968 BMW built a total of 1,255 cars of this type including only two convertibles. The BMW 1600 GT was sold in Germany for US$3,960 but after October of 1968 the car was offered at a closeout sale price of only US$2,725. Officially BMW only exported five 1600 GTs were into the USA.

  • Coupe, 2+2 seating
  • 4 cylinder, 4 cycle inline water-cooled motor, slanted to the right by 30'
  • 1573 cc, 105 DIN HP
  • Two double 40 PHH side draft carburetor by Solex
  • 4-speed manual transmission (also available with a 5-speed manual transmission)
  • Single disk dry clutch
  • Rear wheel drive with split drive shaft
  • All steel unibody construction
  • Independent front and rear wheel suspension
  • Hydraulic disk brakes up front and drum brakes in the rear
  • 12 volt electrical system
  • Length: 4055mm
  • Width: 1550mm
  • Height: 1280mm
  • Wheelbase: 2320mm
  • Track: 1260mm
  • Tires 155 HR 14
  • Curb weight: 960kg
  • GVWR: 1330kg
  • Top speed: 190km/h
  • Fuel consumption: 12.5 Liter/100km
  • Tank capacity: 55 liter        

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