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Grandmother the BMW 328 : 

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Born in 1936, the 328 is one of the best German sports cars of all times. The first one appeared in 1936 when on 14th June, it won at the Nürbürgring. It was put on the market a year later, while the two 1936 cars were

Power was between 80bhp and 140bhp in competition models. The most common model is the roadster which has an extraordinary racing past, as it won nearly all the two-litre class competitions it attended: in particular, besides the Tourist Trophy and Le Mans, the win in the 2,000cc class at the 1938 Mille Miglia is remarkable. In the 1940 Mille Miglia the Touring-bodied compact saloon was first overall, while two roadsters came third and fifth. Even after the war, the 328 remained competitive: all throug the Fifties, racing and touring cars went on to be fitted with its engine.

BMW 328 Specifications
Maximum speed:  150kph.
 Feed induction 3 Solex downdraft carburetors
Chassis tubular, with box-type cross-members 
Years of production 1936-1940
Overall production: 464 units  (1936-3; 1937-171; 1938-164; 1939-126)
Engine 80hp/4500rpm, 6-cyl. 4-stroke OHV, 1971cc
Bore/Stroke 66/96 mm
Cylinder firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Gearbox  in 1 block with motor: 4-sp (syn) + back
Tyres 5,50-16 inches
Fuel consumption Who cared
Power 80bhp at 5,000rpm