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BMW 3 CSL

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 BMW 3 CSL

2-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3153 cm3 / 192.4 cu in / 192.4 cu in, 152.0 kW / 203.8 hp / 203.8 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 287.0 N·m / 211.7 lb·ft / 211.7 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual transmission, rear wheel drive, 213 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from1973
Model3 CSLIssued until1975
Serie3Number made
Model familyBody constructionmonocoque
Model codeBody designationE6
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformE9Number of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4630 mm / 182.3 in / 182.3 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2625 mm / 103.3 in / 103.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1426 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7638095238095  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore89.2 mm / 3.51 in / 3.51 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.0625
Fuel supplyBoschEngine displacement3153 cm3 / 192.4 cu in / 192.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity525.52 cm3/cylinder / 32.069 cu in/cylinder / 32.069 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power152.0 kW / 203.8 hp / 203.8 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque287.0 N·m / 211.7 lb·ft / 211.7 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)60.8 kW / 81.5 hp / 81.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output48.2 kW/l / 1.059 bhp/cu in / 1.059 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.0 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed213 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels front7J x 14 H2Wheels rear7J x 14 H2
Tyres front195/70 VR14Tyres rear195/70 VR14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW 3 CSL

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