1972 BMW 3.0 CSi E9

The 3.0 CSi is a motor car from BMW, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a coupé body style. It is part of BMW's E9 series. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 200 bhp (203 PS/149 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 271 N·m (200 lb·ft/27.6 kgm) at 3700 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. The stated weight at the kerb is 1374 kg. The BMW 3.0 CSi is claimed to attain a top speed of 224 km/h (139 mph).

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Key facts

1972 BMW 3.0 CSi E9 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4658 mm
How heavy?
1374 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2986 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
203 PS / 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
271 Nm / 200 ft.lb / 27.6 kgm @ 3700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.5 s
How fast?
224 km/h, 139 mph

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1972 BMW 3.0 CSi data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2616 mm 103 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4658 mm 183.4 inches
Width 1687 mm 66.4 inches
Height 1361 mm 53.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1374 kg 3029 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
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)
203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
67 bhp/litre
1.1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
271 Nm (200 ft·lb) (27.6 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
90.76 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Bo fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1140.5 kPa (165.4 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)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.4 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 224 km/h (139 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 147.58 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
108.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
145.56 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.21 kg/kW
15.39 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 3.27
general
Carfolio.com ID56727
Production total
Model code
Model family E9
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 BMW 3.0 CSi added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.