BMW 700 RS 

  • 1960
  • 70 HP 0.7L
  • 105 mph
As early as 1959, the curved four-seater was superseded by a much more modern construction, whose pontoon body was for the first time self-supporting: The BMW 700.
Barely resembling its roadworthy brother, the 700 RS was supported by a space frame chassis and clothed by an extremely low aluminum body.

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW 700 RS

Top speed

700 RS
105 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the BMW 700 RS


700 RS
70 HP
987 HP

Engine size

700 RS
697 cc
7,993 cc
Corvette Z06
7,011 cc

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BMW 700 RS
As an extension of their motorcycle engines, a flat-twin power unit equipped with two Dell'Orto carburettors developing an amazing 70 bhp at 8000 rpm from just 700 cc.
They created a spyder which only shared axle components and an engine from the original BMW 700.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Year 1960

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 17.33 lb/hp
Maximum hp 70 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 697 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.07 in / 2.87 in

road tests

Top speed 105 mph


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,213 lb
Width 57.5 in
Height 41.7 in
Length 136.4 in
Wheelbase 78.7 in
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