1973 BMW 3.0 CSL 

  • 1973-1975
  • 205 HP 3.2L
  • 136 mph
 
Starting in 1961, with the excellent engine with overhead camshaft, installed on the 'new generation' of 1500 saloons, BMW's success continued to grow.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW 3.0 CSL

Top speed

3.0 CSL
136 mph
Veyron
253 mph
Veneno
220 mph

Data points Key details of the BMW 3.0 CSL

Number built

3.0 CSL
1,096 cars
Veneno
4 cars
Veyron
300 cars

Horsepower

3.0 CSL
205 HP
Veyron
987 HP
LaFerrari
950 HP

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A key step was taken in 1968 with the first six-cylinder engines, the 2500 and 2800, leading to elegant Coupés with very light interiors and 2.5-3.2-litre engines following the saloons.
Starting in 1961, with the excellent engine with overhead camshaft, installed on the 'new generation' of 1500 saloons, BMW's success continued to grow.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Type of car Production car
Year 1973-1975
Highest auction price 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile", $159k, August 2011
Number built 1,096 cars

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,800 lb
Width 68.1 in
Height 53.9 in
Length 182.3 in
Front track width 57.9 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in

road tests

Top speed 136 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.66 lb/hp
Maximum hp 205 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Maximum torque 211 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,153 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.3 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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