1973 BMW 3.0 CSL E9

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé type body with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. It is part of BMW's E9 model range. Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 3.2 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 203 bhp (206 PS/151 kW) at 5600 rpm and 286 N·m (211 lb·ft/29.2 kgm) at 4200 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual set of gears. Quoted kerb weight is 1270 kg. Its maximum speed quoted is 222 km/h (138 mph).

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1973 BMW 3.0 CSL E9 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4630 mm
How heavy?
1270 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3153 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
206 PS / 203 bhp / 151 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
286 Nm / 211 ft.lb / 29.2 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.5 s
How fast?
222 km/h, 138 mph

BMW E9 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1400 kg
BMW 3.0 CSL -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3003 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1270 kg
BMW 3.0 CS -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2986 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 1420 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2986 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 1165 kg

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1973 BMW 3.0 CSL data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2625 mm 103.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1470 mm 57.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1426 mm 56.1 inches
Length 4630 mm 182.3 inches
Width 1730 mm 68.1 inches
Height 1370 mm 53.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1270 kg 2800 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3153 cc
(192.408 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89.25 × 84 mm
3.51 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
206 PS (203 bhp) (151 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
64.4 bhp/litre
1.06 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
286 Nm (211 ft·lb) (29.2 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
90.71 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1139.9 kPa (165.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 525.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 222 km/h (138 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 162.06 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
119.19 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
159.84 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.39 kg/kW
14.01 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 7J x 14 H2
Wheel size rear 7J x 14 H2
Tyres front 195/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 272 mm
Rear brake diameter 272 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.25
general
Carfolio.com ID56672
Production total
Model code
Model family E9
RAC rating 29.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 BMW 3.0 CSL added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.