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BMW 3.3 L

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 BMW 3.3 L

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3295 cm3 / 201.1 cu in / 201.1 cu in, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 289.0 N·m / 213.2 lb·ft / 213.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1973
Model3.3 LIssued until
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3970 l / 140.20 cu ft / 140.20 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4800 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight1450 kg / 3197 lb / 3197 lb
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
Height1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2794 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity96 l / 21.0 UK gal / 25.2 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) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supply2 So carbsEngine displacement3295 cm3 / 201.1 cu in / 201.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity549.17 cm3/cylinder / 33.512 cu in/cylinder / 33.512 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque289.0 N·m / 213.2 lb·ft / 213.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.7 kW / 76.0 hp / 76.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.0 kW/l / 0.945 bhp/cu in / 0.945 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.7 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 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) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio131.0 kW/ton / 99.3 bhp/ton / 99.3 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
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195 HR 14Tyres rear195 HR 14
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 3.3 L

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