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1957 BMW 503 Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Aluminum body on steel frame
Production Years for Series : 1956 - 1959
Coach Work : Bertone
Weight : 3305 lbs | 1499.123 kg

Performance

Top Speed : 110 mph | 176.99 km/h

Power

V 8 90-degree
Displacement : 3168 cc | 193.3 cu in. | 3.2 L.
Power : 138 BHP (101.568 KW) @ 4800 RPM
Bore : 3.2 in | 82 mm.
Stroke : 3.0 in | 75 mm.
Compression : 7.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Construction : Aluminum block and head
2 Zenith 32 NDIX
Transmission:
4 Manual Floor lever

Production Figures

Total BMW Production for 1957 : 40,371
503 Production (1956-1959) : 413
1957 BMW 503

Dimensions

Coupe
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 187.0 in | 4750 mm.
Width : 67.3 in | 1709 mm.
Height : 56.7 in | 1440 mm.
Wheelbase : 111.6 in | 2835 mm.
Front Track : 55.1 in | 1400 mm.
Rear Track : 55.9 in | 1420 mm.

Cabriolet
Coach Work : Bertone
Weight : 3305 lbs | 1499.123 kg
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 187.0 in | 4750 mm.
Width : 67.3 in | 1709 mm.
Height : 56.7 in | 1440 mm.
Wheelbase : 111.6 in | 2835 mm.
Front Track : 55.1 in | 1400 mm.
Rear Track : 55.9 in | 1420 mm.

Coupe
Body Designer : Albrecht Graf Goertz
Seating Capacity : 2+2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 187.0 in | 4750 mm.
Width : 67.3 in | 1709 mm.
Height : 56.7 in | 1440 mm.
Wheelbase : 111.6 in | 2835 mm.
Front Track : 55.1 in | 1400 mm.
Rear Track : 55.9 in | 1420 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Dual A-arms with torsion bars

Rear : Rigid axle with torsion bars

Steering
Pinion and Sector

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 6.00Hx16
Wheels : 16x4.5E

1957 Averages
Avg. Household Income : $4,550
Avg. Home : $12,220
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.24

The 1957 BMW 503 measures 67.30 inches in width, The 1957 BMW 503 measures 187.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 111.60 inches.

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