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BMW 3200 CS Coupé

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 BMW 3200 CS Coupé

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3169 cm3 / 193.4 cu in / 193.4 cu in, 119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 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 from1962
Model3200 CS CoupéIssued until
Serie3200Number made538
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerBertoneCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4380 mm / 172.4 in / 172.4 inTotal (curb) weight1500 kg / 3307 lb / 3307 lb
Width1720 mm / 67.7 in / 67.7 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2835 mm / 111.6 in / 111.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1416 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionalloy block & hedsBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply2 Ze 36 NDIX carbsEngine displacement3169 cm3 / 193.4 cu in / 193.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity396.13 cm3/cylinder / 24.173 cu in/cylinder / 24.173 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.6 kW / 51.7 hp / 51.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.6 kW/l / 0.827 bhp/cu in / 0.827 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.7 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

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 ratio106.7 kW/ton / 80.8 bhp/ton / 80.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h14.00 s / 14.00 s / 14.00 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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar
Wheels front5J x 15Wheels rear5J x 15
Tyres front185 HR 15Tyres rear185 HR 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front267 mm / 10.5 in / 10.5 inBrake diameter rear284 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 3200 CS Coupé

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