BMW 328 Touring Coupe
The BMW 328 was a sports car produced between 1936 and 1940, designed by the German engineer, Fritz Fiedler. It is recognised for its variety of advanced features, including a tubular space frame and a hemispherical combustion chamber engine. At the time, the BMW 328 was highly praised for its performance and handling, evident in its success in many races - particularly the 1938 Mille Miglia, 1939 RAC Rally and fifth place in the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours - where it earned a class win in 1940.
Following the end of World War II, representatives of the Bristol Aeroplane Company and Frazer Nash successfully retrieved a disused Mille Miglia 328 and the technical plans from the bombed BMW factory, as well as persuading Fiedler to join them to England. This development established Bristol Cars, and saw the BMW's plans implemented in the 400, while the Bristol engine was used for all Frazer Nash's post-war models and was also a regular option in AC cars before the Cobra.
The 328's engine design consists of hemispherical or cross flow combustion chambers, with overhead valves opened by push rods and rocker arms, while its exhaust valves operated through a second set of rocker arms and push rods. Ultimately, it is widely accepted that the BMW 328 had a huge impact on the 1948 Jaguar XK120.
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