1969 BMW 2800 E3

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. The BMW 2800 belongs to the E3 model family from BMW. The BMW 2800's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 236 N·m (174 lb·ft/24.1 kgm) at 3700 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. The BMW 2800 weighs a claimed 1334 kg at the kerb. Maximum quoted speed is 200 km/h or 124 mph.

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1969 BMW 2800 E3 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4700 mm
How heavy?
1334 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2788 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
170 PS / 168 bhp / 125 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
236 Nm / 174 ft.lb / 24.1 kgm @ 3700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.4 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 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
BMW 3.0 S -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2986 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1380 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

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1969 BMW 2800 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 inches
Track/tread (front) 1446 mm 56.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4700 mm 185 inches
Width 1750 mm 68.9 inches
Height 1450 mm 57.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 1334 kg 2941 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code M30B28
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2788 cc
(170.134 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 80 mm
3.39 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
60.3 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
236 Nm (174 ft·lb) (24.1 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
84.65 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Zenith 35/40 INAT carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1063.7 kPa (154.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 7
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 16.6 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 127.69 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
93.91 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
125.94 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.65 kg/kW
17.79 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.MS.CS.LW.
Rear suspension I.STA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6J x 14 H 2
Wheel size rear 6J x 14 H 2
Tyres front 195/70 HR 14
Tyres rear 195/70 HR 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 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID56782
Production total
Model code
Model family E3
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 BMW 2800 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.