1971 BMW 3.0 S E3

The BMW 3.0 S is a saloon (sedan) with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power through the rear wheels. The BMW 3.0 S is one of the E3 model family from BMW. Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 3 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) at 6000 rpm and 254 N·m (187 lb·ft/25.9 kgm) at 3700 rpm respectively. Power is transferred to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. The BMW 3.0 S weighs a stated 1380 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed stated is 204 km/h or 127 mph.

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BMW 3.0 S
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Key facts

1971 BMW 3.0 S E3 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4710 mm
How heavy?
1380 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2986 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
254 Nm / 187 ft.lb / 25.9 kgm @ 3700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.1 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.5 s
How fast?
204 km/h, 127 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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 2986 cm3 180 PS 177.5 bhp 132 kW 1412 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1380 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

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 3235 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1615 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3235 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1542 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1455 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1455 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2746 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW 1610 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2778 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1495 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 2746 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 5M 2778 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW 1525 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2784 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1510 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2784 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1530 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2978 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1335 kg
1971 BMW 3.0 S data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2690 mm 105.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1460 mm 57.5 inches
Length 4710 mm 185.4 inches
Width 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Height 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1380 kg 3042 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)
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
56.9 bhp/litre
0.93 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
254 Nm (187 ft·lb) (25.9 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
85.06 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.1:1
Fuel system 2 Ze carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1068.9 kPa (155 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) 5.3 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.1 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.9 s
Standing kilometre 29.9 s
Maximum speed 204 km/h (127 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 124.9 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
91.86 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
123.19 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.89 kg/kW
18.18 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 ID56738
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 S added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.