1965 BMW 2000 CS

This car has a 2 door coupé type body styled by Bertone with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder unit that develops 120 bhp (122 PS/89 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 167 N·m (123 lb·ft/17 kgm) at 3500 rpm. This power is delivered to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Stated weight at the kerb is 1150 kg. Top stated speed is 177 km/h, which equates to 110 mph.

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Key facts

1965 BMW 2000 CS information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4521 mm
How heavy?
1150 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
122 PS / 120 bhp / 89 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
167 Nm / 123 ft.lb / 17 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 10.4 s
How fast?
177 km/h, 110 mph

BMW 2000 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1991 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW
BMW 2000 Tii -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 1140 kg
BMW 2000 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 100 PS 99 bhp 74 kW 1130 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1991 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1200 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1991 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 1140 kg

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1965 BMW 2000 CS data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerBertone
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2553 mm 100.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1321 mm 52 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1372 mm 54 inches
Length 4521 mm 178 inches
Width 1681 mm 66.2 inches
Height 1407 mm 55.4 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1150 kg 2535 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 54.6 litres 12 UK Gal 14.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 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
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
122 PS (120 bhp) (89 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
60.3 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
167 Nm (123 ft·lb) (17 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
83.88 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system 2 So carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1054 kPa (152.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 10.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 177 km/h (110 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 105.8 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
77.81 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
104.35 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.85 kg/kW
21.47 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 3.800
Turning circle 9.60 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2097 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID56518
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1965 BMW 2000 CS added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.