A middle child within the immeasurably important New Class family of BMW sedans, the BMW 1600 GT was introduced in 1964, only one year after the 1800 series were introduced and three after the Neue Klasse debuted to the public. Sequentially, the BMW 1600 GT was introduced as a continuation of its 1500 predecessor, and for all intents and purposes, that is what it was. Little was changed cosmetically between the two, and both the 1600 and the 1500 housed M10 SOHC engines within the same chassis. In effect, the 1600 served as a performance compromise between the 1500 and the far more popular and enduring 1800.
While the 1500 model had produced a relatively modest 80 horsepower with its 1499 cc displacement, the BMW 1600 GT cranked out 83 horsepower using a 1573 cc of displacement. This it achieved by using a hybrid bore/stroke system that coupled the 1800 series 84mm bore with the 1500 series 71mm stroke. That coupling yielded the necessary displacement to generate those three additional horses. A well-engineered motor propelling a practically designed carriage, the 1600 was a solid entry in the New Class lineup. As comparatively few BMW 1600 models were produced throughout its lifespan, tracking one down might prove tricky. Fortunately, there exists a renowned dealer who specializes in acquiring unique cars.
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