BMW Kompressor: history, specs, pictures

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BMW Kompressor
Production 1935 - 1939
two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 66.0mm x 72.0mm
Top Speed 137 mph (220 km/h)
Fuel System carburetor. dellórto
Transmission Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Suspension Front: telescopic
Rear: pluger rigid
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Weight 138.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The BMW Kompressor was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke standard produced by BMW between 1935 and 1939. It could reach a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h).


A 66.0mm bore x 72.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 492.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic while the rear was equipped with a pluger rigid.