1969 BMW 1600

BMW produced its 'New Class' from 1962 through 1977 and was instrumental in ensuring the company's survival. It was the foundation for the Bavarian automaker's growth and offered incredible versatility throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s.

The first 'New Class' automobile was the 1500 four-door compact executive car powered by the new M10 overhead cam four-cylinder engine. It was replaced by the 1600 in 1964 and produced until early 1971. Power was from a 1,573cc engine offering 83 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and 83 lb/ft of torque.

The 1600-2, later known as the '1602, was a two-door, five-passenger sedan that made its debut in 1966 at Geneva. Priced in the U.S. at nearly $2,500, it quickly gained popularity and an enthusiastic following. Both the 1600 and 1600-2 shared the 96 CID SOHC engine with similar output (83 for the 1600 and 85 for the 1600-2), while the 1600ti used the same engine but with 105 horsepower thanks to two Solex 40 PHH two-barrel carburetors.

The two- and four-door 1600 sedan was joined in September of 1967 by a convertible conversion created by the Baur company. Most of these drop-top versions remained in Germany.

U.S. destined examples came with bumper guards, Skai upholstery, a chromed exhaust tip, and power brakes.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2020

Related Reading : BMW 1600 History

During the crisis of the ‘50s, the 1500 was introduced and with its excellent suspension and striking design, became part of BMWs saving grace during that time period. A total of 334,165 models were produced during its two years of production. Following the 1800 series, a whole New Class sedan was launched during the Spring of 1964, the 1600. The most legendary series ever introduced by BMW,....
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1969 Vehicle Profiles

1969 BMW 1600 vehicle information

Sedan

Chassis Num: 1567736
Engine Num: 1567736

The BMW 1600-2, later known alternatively as the '1602,' made its debut in 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show. The 1600-2 benefitted from the stylistic influence of Giovanni Michelotti, who design consultation with the BMW marque began with the earlier 70....[continue reading]

Sedan
Chassis #: 1567736 


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December 2019
35,746
November 2019
31,213
October 2019
25,440
September 2019
27,467
July 2019
23,015
June 2019
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May 2019
27,109
April 2019
23,816
March 2019
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Price Comparison

1969 1600
$2,730-$25,580

$6,025 - $6,285

Model Year Production

#1#2#3BMW
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)116,547
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)74,076
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)74,076
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)

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