GLAS V8

A sporty four-seat Coupe with V8-Motor, De Dion rear axle and a Frua body kept in Maserati style (therefore the nickname in Germany: " Glaserati ")! However a very short wheelbase did not help the handling characteristics of this grand touring car. The prototype (2.6 liters - 140 HP) was introduced in September 1965 at the Frankfurt IAA. The price given at the time was sensational, a relative affordable US$4,500, but could not be realized at the production stage. However the final price was still a remarkably good value. The Glas 2600 V8 was built from August 1966 until the beginning of 1967. The planed increase in engine displacement to 3.0 liters was only implemented once the company was taken over by BMW. The BMW roundel on top of the hood and the trunk lid certainly helped the image of the car. This model was produced between September 1967 until May 1968. Altogether only 718 copies were built: 300 GLAS 2600 V8 and 418 BMW (GLAS) 3000 V8. In Germany the cars were priced at US$4,850 for the 2600 V8 and US$5,960 for the 3000 V8.

GLAS 2600 V8

Coupe, 4 seats, 8 cylinder, 4 cycle water-cooled motor, 90' V-configuration, 2580 cc, 150 DIN Hp, three (two controlled by a progressive linkage) 3DDIS down draft carburetor by Solex, 4-speed manual transmission, single disk dry clutch, rear wheel drive, all steel unibody construction, independent front wheel suspension and at the rear DeDion axle with leaf springs and Panhard stabilizer link (rear level controlled by Boge-Hydromat struts), hydraulic disk brakes at front and in the rear (next to the differential), 12 volt electrical system, length: 4600mm, width: 1750mm, height: 1380mm, wheelbase: 2500mm, track: 1420mm in front and 1400 at the rear, tires 175 H 14 (or 175 HR 14), curb weight: 1350kg, GVWR: 1800kg, top speed: 195km/h, fuel consumption: 15 Liter/100km, tank capacity: 85 liter

BMW (GLAS) 3000 V8:

Coupe, 4 seats, 8 cylinder, 4 cycle water-cooled motor, 90' V-configuration, 2982 cc, 160 DIN Hp, three (two controlled by a progressive linkage) 3DDIS down draft carburetor by Solex, 4-speed manual transmission, single disk dry clutch, rear wheel drive, all steel unibody construction, independent front wheel suspension and at the rear DeDion axle with leaf springs and Panhard stabilizer link (rear level controlled by Boge-Hydromat struts), hydraulic disk brakes at front and in the rear (next to the differential), 12 volt electrical system, length: 4600mm, width: 1750mm, height: 1380mm, wheelbase: 2500mm, track: 1420mm in front and 1400 at the rear, tires 175 H 14 (or 175 HR 14), curb weight: 1350kg, GVWR: 1800kg, top speed: 195km/h, fuel consumption: 16 Liter/100km, tank capacity: 80 liter

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