BMW 503 Coupé 

  • built in Germany
  • 1956-1959
  • 140 HP 3.2L
  • 117 mph
 
Even today, this combination is still a perfect example of the sporting elegance which is also expressed by the BMW 6 Series Coupe.
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At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in 1955, BMW presented not one, but two spectacular new automobiles, the BMW 503 Coupe and the BMW 507 Roadster.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW 503 Coupé

0-60mph

503 Coupé
12.8 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

503 Coupé
117 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the BMW 503 Coupé

Number built

503 Coupé
270 cars
Veneno
4 cars
Veyron
300 cars

Horsepower

503 Coupé
140 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Even today, this combination is still a perfect example of the sporting elegance which is also expressed by the BMW 6 Series Coupe.
Both models were powered by the eight-cylinder engine, which had been increased to a capacity of 3.2 litres and which delivered 140 hp to the BMW 503 and a breathtaking 150 hp to the BMW 507.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Type of car Production car
Year 1956-1959
Number built 270 cars

design

Chief designer Graf Goertz

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,308 lb
Width 67.3 in
Height 56.7 in
Length 187 in
Front track width 55.1 in
Wheelbase 11.1 in

road tests

Top speed 117 mph
0-60mph 12.8 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 23.63 lb/hp
Maximum hp 140 HP @ 4,800 RPM
Maximum torque 159 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,168 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 7.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.2 in / 3 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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