1971 BMW 3.0 Si E3

BMW 3.0 Si is an automobile that has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The BMW 3.0 Si belongs to the E3 range of cars from BMW. Its 6 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 197 bhp (200 PS/147 kW) at 6000 rpm and 277 Nm (204 lbft/28.2 kgm) at 4300 rpm respectively. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission. It weighs a stated 1380 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 211 km/h (131 mph).

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1971 BMW 3.0 Si E3 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4700 mm
How heavy?
1380 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2986 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
200 PS / 197 bhp / 147 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
277 Nm / 204 ft.lb / 28.2 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How fast?
211 km/h, 131 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 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

Similar models

Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 3.5 -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3499 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1630 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 3499 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW
Mercedes-Benz 350 SE -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3499 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1675 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3499 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3499 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3499 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW
1971 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) 1446 mm 56.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4700 mm 185 inches
Width 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Height 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1380 kg 3042 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 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)
200 PS (197 bhp) (147 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
66 bhp/litre
1.08 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
277 Nm (204 ft·lb) (28.2 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
92.77 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Bosch fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1165.7 kPa (169.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 211 km/h (131 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 144.74 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
106.45 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
142.75 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.39 kg/kW
15.69 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.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID56639
Production total
Model code
Model family E3
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 BMW 3.0 Si added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-07.