Specification

   
  • Manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW)
  • Production October 1952 - 1964
  • Body style(s) 4-door saloon, 2-door cabriolet, 2-door coupé
  • Successor BMW 2500 / 2800 ‘New Six’
  • Engine(s) 1971 cc OHV straight-6
    2077 cc OHV straight-6
    2580 cc OHV V8
    3168 cc OHV V8
  • Fuel Capacity 70L (18.5 US gal; 15.4 imp gal)
  • Transmission(s) 4 speed manual
  • Height 1530 mm (60.2 in)
  • Length 4730 mm (186.2 in)
  • Width 1780 mm (70.1 in)
  • Wheelbase 2835 mm (111.6 in)
  • Kerb Weight 1340 kg (2954 lb) or more
  • Layout FR layout
  • Predecessor BMW 326
    BMW 340

The history of the BMW 501

   

Type Series 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Microcar     Isetta 250 / 300      
Small family car     600 LS/700      
Compact exec 3 Series 340/340-2     1602/2002 E21 E30
Executive 5 Series 327     1500,1800,2000 E12 E28 E34
Luxury 7 Series   501/502   E3 E23 E32
Coupé       1600GT      
6 Series   503   3200 CS 2000CS E9 E24
Roadster Z Series   507       Z1
Sports car/GT M1, 8 Series       E26   E31

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