1974 BMW 3.0 Si E3

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. It forms part of BMW's E3 model series. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 3 litre capacity. This powerplant 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 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 272 N·m (201 lb·ft/27.7 kgm) at 4300 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. With a stated kerb weight of 1440 kg, the BMW 3.0 Si dispatches the 0-100 km/h yardstick in 8.5 seconds and the standing kilometre in 28.8 seconds. The BMW 3.0 Si is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 214 km/h (133 mph).

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Key facts

1974 BMW 3.0 Si E3 brief technical data

What body style?4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?4700 mm
How heavy?1440 kg
What size engine?3 litre, 2986 cm3
How many cylinders?6, Straight
How much power? 195 PS / 192 bhp / 143 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque? 272 Nm / 201 ft.lb / 27.7 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How quick?0-60 mph: 7.9 s
How quick?0-100 km/h: 8.5 s
How fast?214 km/h, 133 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
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 2788 cm3 195 PS 192 bhp 143 kW 1438 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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1974 BMW 3.0 Si data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 inches
Track/tread (front) 1480 mm 58.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1486 mm 58.5 inches
Length 4700 mm 185 inches
Width 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Height 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1440 kg 3175 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 78 litres 17.2 UK Gal 20.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3 litre
2986 cc
(182.217 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 80 mm
3.5 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
195 PS (192 bhp) (143 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
64.3 bhp/litre
1.05 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
272 Nm (201 ft·lb) (27.7 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
91.09 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system Bosch fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1144.7 kPa (166 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.9 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.6 s
Standing kilometre 28.8 s
Maximum speed 214 km/h (133 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 135.19 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
99.43 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
133.33 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.06 kg/kW
16.8 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
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front 6J x 14 H 2
Wheel size rear 6J x 14 H 2
Tyres front 195/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter 272 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID56408
Production total
Model code
Model family E3
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1974 BMW 3.0 Si added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-07.