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1965 BMW 1600-1800 Ads

The "New Class" BMWs began in 1962 with the 1500. The 1500, and all subsequent New Class cars, had a unit body, fully independent suspension with MacPherson struts in front and semi-trailing arms at the rear, front disc brakes, and a front-mounted four-cylinder M10 engine.

Introduced in September 1963, the BMW 1800 was the second member of the New Class family. The 1800 used the M10 engine, but now with a 84 mm (3.3 in) bore and 80 mm (3.1 in) stroke, giving a displacement of 1,773 cc, a power output of 90 HP at 5,250 RPM, and a torque output of 96 lb·ft at 3,000 RPM. An 1800 TI (Turismo Internazionale) model featured components originally developed for the 1800 by the tuning company Alpina. The upgrades included dual Solex PHH side-draft carburetors and higher-compression pistons for 110 HP at 5,800 RPM and 100 lb·ft at 4,000 RPM.

Initially offered as a series of four-door sedans, the New Class line was broadened to include the 2000C and 2000CS two-door coupes at the high end in 1965.


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1965 BMW 1800 Ad "High Style Competitor - The New BMW"
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