1968 BMW 2800 CS E9

The BMW 2800 CS is a coupé designed by Bertone with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers the power to the rear wheels. The BMW 2800 CS belongs to the E9 range of cars from BMW. The BMW 2800 CS's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.8 litre, single overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 168 bhp (170 PS/125 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 235 N·m (173 lb·ft/24 kgm) at 3700 rpm. The engine drives the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox. The stated kerb weight is 1290 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 200 km/h, or 124 mph.

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Key facts

1968 BMW 2800 CS E9 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4658 mm
How heavy?
1290 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?
235 Nm / 173 ft.lb / 24 kgm @ 3700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 8.3 s
How fast?
200 km/h, 124 mph

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1968 BMW 2800 CS data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerBertone
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2616 mm 103 inches
Track/tread (front) 1448 mm 57 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1397 mm 55 inches
Length 4658 mm 183.4 inches
Width 1681 mm 66.2 inches
Height 1377 mm 54.2 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1290 kg 2844 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70.5 litres 15.5 UK Gal 18.6 US Gal
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
(Net)
170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
60.3 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
235 Nm (173 ft·lb) (24 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
84.29 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Solex 35/40 INAT carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1059.2 kPa (153.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 132.04 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
97.11 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
130.23 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.3 kg/kW
17.2 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 4.000
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 2194 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45
general
Carfolio.com ID56804
Production total
Model code
Model family E9
RAC rating 27.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 BMW 2800 CS added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.