1973 BMW 3.3 L E3

The BMW 3.3 L is a rear wheel drive road car, with its motor positioned in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. The BMW 3.3 L is one of the E3 model family from BMW. Its 6 cylinder, single overhead camshaft naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3.3 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 187 bhp (190 PS/139 kW) at 5500 rpm and 289 Nm (213 lbft/29.5 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. Power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic transmission. Its stated weight at the kerb is 1450 kg. Maximum speed stated is 209 km/h or 130 mph.

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1973 BMW 3.3 L E3 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4800 mm
How heavy?
1450 kg
What size engine?
3.3 litre, 3295 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
190 PS / 187 bhp / 139 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
289 Nm / 213 ft.lb / 29.5 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph

BMW E3 models

BMW 3.3 Li -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW
BMW 3.3 Li -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3210 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1515 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2788 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1440 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 180 PS 178 bhp 133 kW 1470 kg

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2965 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW
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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
1973 BMW 3.3 L data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2794 mm 110 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4800 mm 189 inches
Width 1753 mm 69 inches
Height 1448 mm 57 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1450 kg 3197 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 95.5 litres 21 UK Gal 25.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.3 litre
3295 cc
(201.073 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 88 mm
3.5 × 3.46 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.01
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
190 PS (187 bhp) (139 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
56.8 bhp/litre
0.93 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
289 Nm (213 ft·lb) (29.5 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
87.71 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Solex INAT 35/40 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1102.2 kPa (159.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 549.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 130.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
96.17 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
128.97 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.4 kg/kW
17.37 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
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 195 HR 14
Tyres rear 195 HR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID56661
Production total
Model code
Model family E3
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 BMW 3.3 L added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-06-07.