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BMW 3.0 CS

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 BMW 3.0 CS

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in, 132.7 kW / 178.0 hp / 178.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 255.0 N·m / 188.1 lb·ft / 188.1 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1971
Model3.0 CSIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4210 l / 148.67 cu ft / 148.67 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4735 mm / 186.4 in / 186.4 inTotal (curb) weight1374 kg / 3029 lb / 3029 lb
Width1697 mm / 66.8 in / 66.8 inDry weight
Height1361 mm / 53.6 in / 53.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1468 mm / 57.8 in / 57.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.1 sq ft / 21.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supply2 Ze carbsEngine displacement2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity497.67 cm3/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power132.7 kW / 178.0 hp / 178.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque255.0 N·m / 188.1 lb·ft / 188.1 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.3 kW / 82.2 hp / 82.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.4 kW/l / 0.977 bhp/cu in / 0.977 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque85.4 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sTop (maximal) speed211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.00 s / 8.00 s / 8.00 sPower-to-weight ratio129.6 kW/ton / 98.2 bhp/ton / 98.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front155/80-HR14Tyres rear165/80-SR13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 3.0 CS

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