BMW 2800 Spicup 

  • 1969
  • 170 HP 2.8L
  • 130 mph
Using the BMW 2500 as a backbone, the designers at Bertone shortened the chassis to fit a new body and interior.
Revealed at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, the Spicup had a great resemblance to the Alfa Romeo Montreal prototype released at the 1967 Montreal Expo.

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW 2800 Spicup

Top speed

2800 Spicup
130 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the BMW 2800 Spicup

Number built

2800 Spicup
1 car
300 cars


2800 Spicup
170 HP
987 HP

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BMW 2800 Spicup
A highlight of the design was the three-piece sliding top made of stainless steel, but this didn’t stop the Spicup from becoming a relative failure.
At some point the body was painted orange and the engine cover was attached in unit with the hood.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Type of car Concept car
Year 1969
Number built 1 car

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 17.25 lb/hp
Maximum hp 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 174 ft-lb @ 3,700 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,788 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.1 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 130 mph


Chief designer Marcello Gandini


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,933 lb
Width 70.1 in
Height 47.5 in
Length 163.4 in
Front track width 56.9 in
Wheelbase 92.1 in
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