BMW 507 Series I 

  • $9k built in Germany
  • 1956-1957
  • 140 HP 3.2L
  • 124 mph
And not all of them wanted to enjoy this beauty merely as a café cruiser, racing driver and the “King of Hill-Climbing” Hans Stuck using a modified 507 in mountain races in Europe and winning a number of events in his eight-cylinder roadster.
Finished in brilliant red, the sales brochure proudly presenting BMW’s new eight-cylinder sports car promised truly outstanding performance: 150 hp from 3.2 litres and top speed of 220 km/h or 136 mph.

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW 507 Series I


507 Series I
8.8 s
2.7 s

Top speed

507 Series I
124 mph
253 mph

1/4 mile

507 Series I
16.5 s
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the BMW 507 Series I


507 Series I


507 Series I
140 HP
987 HP

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BMW 507 Series I
At the same time the 507 came with a brand-new, but nevertheless clear and impressive BMW face: The double kidney grille was now vertical instead of horizontal, sweeping elegantly between the headlights across the entire front end of the car.
The long and sleek engine compartment, the cockpit perfectly tailored to the driver and passenger, the short and muscular rear end, stretched side lines and gently sweeping curves gave the car absolutely beautiful, timeless design.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Price $8,988
Type of car Production car
Year 1956-1957

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 20.16 lb/hp
Maximum hp 140 HP @ 4,800 RPM
Maximum torque 163 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM


Displacement 3,160 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 7.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 2.95 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 124 mph
1/4 mile 16.5 s
0-60mph 8.8 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Unknown

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,822 lb
Width 65 in
Height 51.2 in
Length 172.4 in
Front track width 56.9 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in
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