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BMW 335

As The War Clouds Gathered

In the 1930s, as the war were gathering and Germany boast the most advanced system in the world, several manufacturers started thinking building super cars to full use of these new super Mercedes used raw power and inches to push its barn-door through the air at high speed, and BMW a streamlined “autobahn special” for in 1936.

Like many plans BMW’s 335 fell schedule but the wonder is that cars were built in the place. German prestige apart, high speed certainly were not needed by the Adler, Tatra and BMW built just before the outbreak of the Today it is the BMW 335 that most is the original “autobahn special” – but if you consider what was written in the 335 the myth does not match the

Designed to Break The Law

BMW explained in handbook that the 335 could achieve 110 km/h in third which was the one considered the most for normal driving, and it could do 145 km/h in top – a special autobahn However new owners were that not even the all-day maximum of 135 km/h was actually The problem was, at the time legal speed limit was a 100 km/h.

Legal requirements the BMW 335 was at home on the autobahn thanks to the diff gearing fitted. fuel and tyre scarcities encourage high-speed excesses. Put it way; the almost-forgotten BMW 335 arrived three years later its fathers had planned, on open which were about to be to other uses.

Planned for the first 335 year of any consequence was because BMW couldn’t get any 135 km/h before that. In fact it get them in 1939 either but got a certificate allowing them to buy a set of rubber at a pre-determined price when available.

An Utterly Brilliant 3.5 Litre Six

If the 335 didn’t appear until the war was on, it confounded the state rules on car construction and was built in small as late as 1941. The biggest engine BMW had built to the late was not bothered by rules or rationale. The 335 was by an utterly brilliant 3.5 litre six – and even 30 years after it its appearance, BMW were producing the smaller 3.3 litre straight six only just edged it out in

Originally the idea was to produce an bigger six for export – in with Frazer Nash in

Fritz Fiedler

The 335 was announced Germany as a car for export markets. On the hand BMW soon discovered the UK not all that keen on a big six either, may be another reason the 335 was delayed for years. The first test with this pushrod were running day and night in to test high-speed durability.

Fritz Fiedler, the father of the realised he was building a car for the home which in ?39 had little inclination for an automobile. So BMW took a 326 production and moved it up-market in typical building a machine to siphon off the Mercedes owners who wanted with less bulk.

10 cm was added to a 326 box-member frame was stiffened as well. Suspension. the same source, consisted of a leaf spring in front lower arm and shocks, a beam in back with longitudinal bars and in honor of the considerably power the four drum were given ribs. BMW obviously seeking a grand image, the all-day racer, and meant a lot more engine the common two litre.

Both bore and … enlarged (to 82 x 110 mm) and the cam-in-block was to be driven by gears rather than a a feature which gave problems.

The Autobahn Cog

Fiedler experimented with an alloy like his sports 328 but settled for iron. BMW was obviously scared of freeway use because the radiator was big for two engines of the size and an oil cooler was But power was a real 67 kW (90 bhp) at rpm and its all-day cruise speed km/h) required only rpm.

A pedal stop this cruise pace. BMW was very, very careful to the machine so you could hardly it down the new autobahns. While top the autobahn cog, was only the final drive was 2.9.

You get an understanding of how important that when you compare it to the 4.87 for the or even the 3.9 for the 327/328.

Only a to weight of 10.7 kilograms per gave the 335 any kind of decent The car would keep up with traffic easily – it was as hell with such a …. Adding them all BMW only built 401 of its largest-ever car and included 17 delivered as bare

Sedans were the most (233), two-door cabriolets and the four-door with Authenreith a relative rarity – 40 of were built, half in

Then, as now, with consumption a looming problem for BMW made much of the 7.2 km/litre at a 97 km/h, the German norm. gave a very reasonable with its 65 litre tank, was filled through the locking in the hub of the spare wheel. While the 335 was the streamliner the Kamm-tailed Brescia machine would have just fairing in the headlamps was a step.

For instance, taking free-standing off a 326 was worth a 9.6 percent improvement in and that sort of thinking led to the

To prove the real value of willing engine BMW ran one 335 sports the autobahn in 1940 for a claimed top of 253 km/h when it was playing fuel injection. It’s a it didn’t have the dies to put engine into the first big machine, the 500, which under two litres in 1953. Of most BMW 335‘s were during the war, as they commonly put into service by ranking OKW officers.

We believe a handfull survive – but we no definitive numbers.

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