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BMW 3.0 L

(1975 model)

Brief specs of 1975 BMW 3.0 L

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, 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 @ 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1975
Model3.0 LIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyE3Body 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

Length4800 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight1470 kg / 3241 lb / 3241 lb
Width1750 mm / 68.9 in / 68.9 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2792 mm / 109.9 in / 109.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1480 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity78 l / 17.2 UK gal / 20.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

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) 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 Zenith 35/40 INAT carburettorsEngine displacement2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.67 cm3/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. 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 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm / 3750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)53.1 kW / 71.2 hp / 71.2 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)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio121.1 kW/ton / 91.7 bhp/ton / 91.7 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
Steeringworm & roller PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.7 m / 35.1 ft / 35.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 14 H2Wheels rear6J x 14 H2
Tyres front195/70 HR 14Tyres rear195/70 HR 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front272 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 inBrake diameter rear272 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 3.0 L

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