BMW - BMW Dixi

The Dixi fitted in the German 3 horsepower tax bracket and produced 15 horsepower, hence this model was the Dixi 3/15. Built under licence at the Dixi - Werke in Eisenach it was not sold until 1928, well after the Austin 7 had been made in the UK. BMW were manufacturers of motorcycles and they were offered the Dixi company shortly after the Dixi 3/15 was in production, and by purchasing Dixi Werke, BMW were now in the car building business! The factory entered a team of BMW Dixi in the 1929 Alpine Trial, winning their class. The most sporting version of the Dixi that BMW made was the Wartburg Sport, of which some 400 were built, the Wartburg name being part of the assets of the Dixi Werke company (the name was later used by the East Germans). BMW continued to develop the Dixi into the BMW AM4, and as they went forward it is interesting to see how the similarities of the BMW engine which is based on a larger crankcase version of the Austin 7. . . 

Dixi 3/15 tyre size was originally 350x19. Blockley makes the perfect 3.50x19 for the Dixi, with the identical correct tread pattern.

Blockley Products for BMW BMW Dixi

350 x 19

Blockley Triple Stud Crossply

£74.00 (£88.80 inc. VAT)

18/19 inch Rim Band (22mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£2.50 (£3.00 inc. VAT)