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BMW 3.0 SA

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 BMW 3.0 SA

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, 134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 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, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1971
Model3.0 SAIssued 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) weight1412 kg / 3113 lb / 3113 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 frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel 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) 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 So 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 power134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 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)53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.9 kW/l / 0.988 bhp/cu in / 0.988 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque85.4 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio127.5 kW/ton / 96.6 bhp/ton / 96.6 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, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 3.0 SA

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