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BMW 1500 (1959 - 1977)

BMW 1500

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a BMW 1500, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your BMW 1500. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your BMW 1500 can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The BMW New Class family was introduced in 1962-77. It was the series that set BMW on the road to becoming a global motoring force, and it also established the ‘Hofmeister Kink’ styling touch at the rear roof pillar that has featured on most BMWs since. Under the hood lay a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which then became a 1.6-liter unit in the 1600, and a 2.0-liter motor in the 2000. The New Class was available as either a four-door sedan or as a two-door coupe. It received critical acclaim the world over, and was a huge success. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of BMW repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our BMW New Class repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.