1976 BMW 633 CSi E24

The BMW 633 CSi is a 2 door coupé style motor vehicle styled by Paul Bracq with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The BMW 633 CSi is one of the E24 model family from BMW. The BMW 633 CSi's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.2 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 197 bhp (200 PS/147 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 290 N·m (214 lb·ft/29.6 kgm) at 4250 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Having a claimed kerb weight of 1470 kg, the BMW 633 CSi manages to cover the 0-60 mph dash in 7.6 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 14.9 seconds. Top claimed speed is 216 km/h, which equates to 134 mph.

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BMW 633 CSi -
BMW 633 CSi
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Key facts

1976 BMW 633 CSi E24 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4755 mm
How heavy?
1470 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3210 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
200 PS / 197 bhp / 147 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
290 Nm / 214 ft.lb / 29.6 kgm @ 4250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.6 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.9 s
How fast?
216 km/h, 134 mph

BMW E24 models

BMW 635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1460 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1480 kg
BMW M635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3453 cm3 286 PS 282 bhp 210 kW 1505 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3210 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1445 kg
BMW 635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3430 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1427 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3210 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1520 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3210 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 1470 kg
BMW 635 CSi -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3453 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1501 kg
BMW 630 CS -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2986 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1450 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2986 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1470 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2986 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1490 kg

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1976 BMW 633 CSi data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPaul Bracq
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2626 mm 103.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4755 mm 187.2 inches
Width 1725 mm 67.9 inches
Height 1365 mm 53.7 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1470 kg 3241 lb
Weight distribution 57 % front
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.4
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code M30
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3210 cc
(195.886 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 86 mm
3.5 × 3.39 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.03
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
200 PS (197 bhp) (147 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
61.4 bhp/litre
1.01 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
290 Nm (214 ft·lb) (29.6 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
90.34 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1135.3 kPa (164.7 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 535 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.9 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 14.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 216 km/h (134 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 135.88 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
99.93 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
134.01 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.01 kg/kW
16.71 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 3.500
Turning circle 11.20 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.RS.CS.
Wheel size front 6 x 14
Wheel size rear 6 x 14
Tyres front 195/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter 280 mm
Rear brake diameter 280 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.25
general
Carfolio.com ID56111
Production total
Model code
Model family E24
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1976 BMW 633 CSi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-19.