1955-1960, 253 produced.
Roadster,2 doors,2 seats
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Count Goertz was also responsible for designing the BMW 507 which was to compete with the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. This only partially succeeded.
|3168cc||V8 OHV||BMW V8 (503,507,3200)||82mm x 75mm||7.8|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|125 mph||8.8 s||155 bhp 5000|
|Publication||Octane October 2006|
|Open verdict - BMW is best known today for its executive saloons and coupes but it has been building roadsters for more than 70 years. Octane spent three days sampling its heritage in North Italy.|
|Publication||The Automobile January 2006|
Bavarian Beauty - The BMW 507 Touring Sport was launched 50 years ago to wider acclaim by the press than by the market place. John Byrne recalls the stunning two-seater designed by Albrecht Goertz.
Angels of the South
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car November 2005|
|Angels of the South - The BMW 507 took a forecourt battering from Merc's rival 300SL roadster when new. Almost 50 years on, can Munich's most vaunted redress the balance in the battle of the ultimate '50s supercruisers? Martin Buckley decides.|
La Dolce Vita
|Publication||Octane July 2005|
|La Dolce Vita - BMW’s V8 powered 507 roadster was a very exclusive car built for very exclusive people in the 1950s - but its thrusting image still fits with the company’s current profile remarkably well.|
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car September 2002|
|Misguided missiles? -The BMW 507 was a sales flop when new, but today it's an icon. Richard Heseltine asks whether history will repeat itself with the 507-inspired Z8.|