“Among our German motorists, there is a large group for whom motoring is not only a comfortable and fast means of transport but a sport.”
In 1934 BMW used these words to announce the first roadster of its own design.
While this engine produced 34 hp in the sedan with two carburettors, the six-cylinder in the BMW 315/1 sports model produced 40 hp. And it did so with exemplary efficiency of over 100 km, this beautiful and fast sports car consumes only 10-12 l of fuel mixture and makes do with oil consumption of 0.1 and 0.2 kg. Therefore, in terms of operating costs, it is no more expensive than an economical car of the smaller utility class.
The public liked this Type 315/1 so much that it was decided to produce it on a small scale – not least in order to be able to have a more important say in prestigious racing.
From the summer of 1934, the picture-perfect BMW 315/1 was available for a hefty 5,200 Reichsmarks. The production model differed primarily by a different headlight arrangement and side ventilation grilles instead of the original curved slots of the original model.
With a top speed of 120 km/h, the BMW 315/1 Roadster was one of the serious sports cars of its time. The success story of BMW automobiles on the racetrack took on even greater significance with this car. In its very first year, the BMW 315/1 celebrated great success at the International Alpine Race in 1934.
First presentation 1934 IAA Berlin
See the Pappbrief and certificate:
Watch this historical video:
This 1934 BMW 315/1 sports roadster appears in brilliant and very well maintained condition. The small number of 3 owners makes the history quite traceable. The red paint looks beautiful and the full leather black interior appears in high quality. It has been serviced incorrect periods and comes with the BMW classic certificates.
315/1 Sport Roadster
Fellbach / Germany
€ 157.000 – 162.000