1972 BMW 3.0 CSL E9

This vehicle has a 2 door coupé type body with a front located engine delivering power to the rear wheels. The 3.0 CSL forms part of BMW's E9 series of cars. The BMW 3.0 CSL's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 197 bhp (200 PS/147 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 272 N·m (201 lb·ft/27.7 kgm) at 4300 rpm. A 4 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the driven wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1270 kg. The BMW 3.0 CSL is said to be able to attain a top speed of 214 km/h, or 133 mph.

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Key facts

1972 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 litre, 3003 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
200 PS / 197 bhp / 147 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
272 Nm / 201 ft.lb / 27.7 kgm @ 4300 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.3 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.5 s
How fast?
214 km/h, 133 mph

BMW E9 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2495 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1400 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 3153 cm3 206 PS 203 bhp 151 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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1972 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) 1426 mm 56.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Length 4630 mm 182.3 inches
Width 1730 mm 68.1 inches
Height 1370 mm 53.9 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
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 litre
3003 cc
(183.254 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89.25 × 80 mm
3.51 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
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 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
65.6 bhp/litre
1.08 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
272 Nm (201 ft·lb) (27.7 kgm)
at 4300 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
90.58 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Bo D-Jetronic fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1138.2 kPa (165.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 500.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 214 km/h (133 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 157.27 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
115.67 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
155.12 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.65 kg/kW
14.44 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 4.500
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 195/70 VR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 VR 14
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.25
general
Carfolio.com ID56716
Production total
Model code
Model family E9
RAC rating 29.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 BMW 3.0 CSL added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.