1971 BMW 3.0 CS E9

The 3.0 CS is a rear wheel drive coupé car with a front positioned engine, produced by BMW. The BMW 3.0 CS belongs to the E9 model family from BMW. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 3 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 177.5 bhp (180 PS/132 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 255 N·m (188 lb·ft/26 kgm) at 3700 rpm. A 4 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the driven wheels. Having a stated weight at the kerb of 1400 kg, the BMW 3.0 CS performs the 0-60 mph sprint in 8 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 16.2 seconds. Maximum speed stated is 211 km/h or 131 mph.

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BMW 3.0 CS -
BMW 3.0 CS
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Key facts

1971 BMW 3.0 CS E9 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4660 mm
How heavy?
1400 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2986 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
180 PS / 177.5 bhp / 132 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
255 Nm / 188 ft.lb / 26 kgm @ 3700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.2 s
How fast?
211 km/h, 131 mph

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1971 BMW 3.0 CS data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2667 mm 105 inches
Track/tread (front) 1446 mm 56.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Length 4660 mm 183.5 inches
Width 1670 mm 65.7 inches
Height 1370 mm 53.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1400 kg 3086 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
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)
180 PS (177.5 bhp) (132 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
59.4 bhp/litre
0.97 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
255 Nm (188 ft·lb) (26 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
85.4 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Zenith 35/40 INAT carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1073.1 kPa (155.6 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) 6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.2 s
Standing kilometre 29.7 s
Maximum speed 211 km/h (131 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 128.55 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
94.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
126.79 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.58 kg/kW
17.67 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 6J x 14 H2
Wheel size rear 6J x 14 H2
Tyres front
Tyres rear
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 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID56771
Production total
Model code
Model family E9
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 BMW 3.0 CS added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.