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The 1959 BMW 507 is a roadster that appears in downloadable content packs for Forza Motorsport 4 and Forza Horizon 3.

The 507 was produced from 1956 to 1959 alongside its grand tourer counterpart, the BMW 503. Due to a high price tag caused by the production of its handmade aluminium body, only 252 were produced. In 1999, a modern reinterpretation of the 507, the BMW Z8, was introduced.

DescriptionEdit

Only 252 of these sleek and sensuous cars were built in an attempt to fill the gap between the Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the much more affordable MG’s and Triumphs of the era. The beatific lines were penned by Count Albrecht Goertz, who designed the earlier 503. These cars were hand-built and, even at a price of $11,000, BMW was losing money selling them. However, the car made a statement for BMW and, with the likes of Elvis Presley purchasing them, production remained worthwhile. The 507 is powered by an overhead-valve, aluminum-block, 3.2-liter V8 with dual-carburetors, and the total horsepower is about 150. The 507 could do up to 136 mph depending on what final-drive ratio was ordered, and 0-60 was an impressive-for-its-time 8.8 seconds.
— Forzamotorsport.net[1] 

CharacteristicsEdit

The 507 is powered by a pushrod V8 engine with dual carburetors and an aluminum cylinder block with cast iron cylinder linings. It was BMW's first production V8 engine and put down 165 hp (123 kW) and 161 ft·lb (218 N·m) of torque. It also sports an aluminium body and double wishbone front suspension.[2]

StatisticsEdit

Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 3.5 
Handling 3.7 
Acceleration 5.2 
Launch 5.7 
Braking 3.7 
F 189
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 415,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the June Meguiar's Car Pack
Top Speed: 130.0 mph  (209.2 km/h) Body Style: Roadster
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.800 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 23.820 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 148.7 ft (45.3 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 408.3 ft (124.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.75 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.70 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 5.0 
Handling 4.1 
Acceleration 6.0 
Launch 6.6 
Braking 3.0 
D 371
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 1,250,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Duracell Car Pack
Top Speed: 133.7 mph  (215.1 km/h) Championship: Rare Classics
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 10.000 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 24.519 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 192.2 ft (58.6 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 480.4 ft (146.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.71 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.70 g

ConversionsEdit

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide V8 - BMW M3 E92 - C 421
V10 - BMW M5 E60 - B 470
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 3.2L I6 - D 487
6.2L V8 - C 516
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide AWD - E 207
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD - D 392
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Twin Turbo - E 232
Centrifugal Supercharger - F 200
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Twin Turbo - D 401
Centrifugal Supercharger - D 382

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Forzamotorsport.net description
  2. Petrolicious - Will This BMW 507 Roadster Become A Monterey Auction Star?

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