1962 BMW 3200 CS Coupé

The 3200 CS Coupé is a road car from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a Bertone-styled 2 door coupé body style. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 3.2 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) at 5600 rpm and 240 N·m (177 lb·ft/24.5 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Quoted kerb weight is 1500 kg. It is said to be able to achieve a maxiumum speed of 200 km/h which is 124 mph.

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BMW 3200 CS Coupé
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Key facts

1962 BMW 3200 CS Coupé information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4380 mm
How heavy?
1500 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3169 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
240 Nm / 177 ft.lb / 24.5 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 14 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph

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1962 BMW 3200 CS Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerBertone
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2835 mm 111.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1330 mm 52.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1416 mm 55.7 inches
Length 4380 mm 172.4 inches
Width 1720 mm 67.7 inches
Height 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.54
Kerb weight 1500 kg 3307 lb
Weight distribution
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 V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.2 litre
3169 cc
(193.384 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 75 mm
3.23 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 50.5 bhp/litre
0.83 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 240 Nm (177 ft·lb) (24.5 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque 75.73 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction alloy block & heds
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Ze 36 NDIX carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 951.7 kPa (138 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 396.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 14 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 108.15 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
79.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
106.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.57 kg/kW
21 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 12.00 m
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front 5J x 15
Wheel size rear 5J x 15
Tyres front 185 HR 15
Tyres rear 185 HR 15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 267 mm
Rear brake diameter 284 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID56419
Production total 538
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 BMW 3200 CS Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.