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BMW 3.0 S

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 BMW 3.0 S

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in, 126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 254.0 N·m / 187.3 lb·ft / 187.3 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 204 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

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

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4710 mm / 185.4 in / 185.4 inTotal (curb) weight1380 kg / 3042 lb / 3042 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2690 mm / 105.9 in / 105.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 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 ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque254.0 N·m / 187.3 lb·ft / 187.3 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.2 kW / 82.1 hp / 82.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.5 kW/l / 0.933 bhp/cu in / 0.933 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque85.1 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 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)5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sTop (maximal) speed204 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sPower-to-weight ratio123.2 kW/ton / 93.3 bhp/ton / 93.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 sFuel 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 front175/80-HR14Tyres rear175/80-HR14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 3.0 S

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