1956 BMW 502

The main breed of BMW vehicles that ruled the road from 1951 until 1964 were the 500 series. Maybe not the most glamorous of models, these heavy and efficient machines were sturdy and efficient for middle class buyers. They were nick-named the Baroque Angels (Barockengel) due to their baroque-like features and curves.
They carried a more uprated version of the pre-war 2.0 litre six-cylinder engine until 1954 when this was updated by a 2.6 litre V8.

It wasn't until 1955 when the 502 was introduced which came with either a new big bore 3.2 litre V8 or an uprated 2.6 litre V8. The V8 remained the same, but with a enlarged six-cylinder at 2.1 litres.

1957 brought along the 502 3.2 litre 'Super'. The 501 reached its production end time in 1961, though the six-cylinder kept their original names and continued to be sold.

At the time in 1959, both servo and front disc brakes were optional, but became standard on the 3.2 Super, and a year later, on the standard 3.2. The 3.2 became the 3200L and the 3200 Super or 3200S became the new name for 3.2 super.

Made and produced in Germany, the V8 with 160bhp joined the ranks of the fastest engines in the world at the time.

By Jessica Donaldson

Vehicle Profiles

1956 BMW 502 vehicle information

Cabriolet
Coachwork: Baur

Chassis Num: 59094

BMW introduced their 501 model in April 1951 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It brought with it solid engineering and luxurious appointments, and was priced at over 15,000 DM, making it very much an elite automobile. Peter Szymanowski, one-time head of ....[continue reading]

Cabriolet by Baur
Chassis #: 59094 

History

The main breed of BMW vehicles that ruled the road from 1951 until 1964 were the 500 series. Maybe not the most glamorous of models, these heavy and efficient machines were sturdy and efficient for middle class buyers. They were nick-named the Baroque Angels (Barockengel) due to their baroque-like features and curves.
They carried a more uprated version of the pre-war 2.0 litre six-cylinder engine until 1954 when this was updated by a 2.6 litre V8.

It wasn't until 1955 when the 502 was introduced which came with either a new big bore 3.2 litre V8 or an uprated 2.6 litre V8. The V8 remained the same, but with a enlarged six-cylinder at 2.1 litres.

1957 brought along the 502 3.2 litre 'Super'. The 501 reached its production end time in 1961, though the six-cylinder kept their original names and continued to be sold.

At the time in 1959, both servo and front disc brakes were optional, but became standard on the 3.2 Super, and a year later, on the standard 3.2. The 3.2 became the 3200L and the 3200 Super or 3200S became the new name for 3.2 super.

Made and produced in Germany, the V8 with 160bhp joined the ranks of the fastest engines in the world at the time.

By Jessica Donaldson

1956 BMW Models

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23,262
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25,908
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23,789
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29,407
May 2018
26,662
April 2018
23,482
February 2018
23,508
January 2018
19,016
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