BMW Bavaria, 1971 MY E3 US

The BMW Bavaria is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon body. The BMW Bavaria is one of the E3 range of cars from BMW. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 2.8 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 192 bhp (195 PS/143 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 271 N·m (200 lb·ft/27.6 kgm) at 3700 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1438 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 196 km/h, which is 122 mph.

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BMW Bavaria, 1971 MY E3 US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4700 mm
How heavy?
1438 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2788 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
195 PS / 192 bhp / 143 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
271 Nm / 200 ft.lb / 27.6 kgm @ 3700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.3 s
How fast?
196 km/h, 122 mph

BMW E3 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2986 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1460 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1420 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1440 kg
BMW 3.0 S -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2986 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 1412 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1380 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1295 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1334 kg

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1971 BMW Bavaria data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 inches
Track/tread (front) 1445 mm 56.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1463 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4700 mm 185 inches
Width 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Height 1425 mm 56.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1438 kg 3170 lb
Weight distribution 56 % front
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2788 cc
(170.134 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 80 mm
3.39 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 195 PS (192 bhp) (143 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 68.9 bhp/litre
1.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 271 Nm (200 ft·lb) (27.6 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque 97.2 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Solex 35/40 INAT carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1221.5 kPa (177.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.7 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 27.60 s
Standing quarter-mile 16.8 s
@ 82 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 196 km/h (122 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 135.37 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
99.56 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
133.52 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.04 kg/kW
16.78 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6J x 14
Wheel size rear 6J x 14
Tyres front Michelin XAS 175 HR 14
Tyres rear Michelin XAS 175 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter 272 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.64
general
Carfolio.com ID338107
Production total
Model code
Model family E3
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 BMW Bavaria added 2013-06-07.
Last modified 2015-07-19.