BMW 3200 CS 

  • 1962
The BMW 3200 CS was powered by a 160 hp V8 engine, had a top speed of 200 km/h and above all symbolised an air of assured prestige in the luxury segment, in addition to its confident sportiness.
This design element was named after BMW's Head Designer Wilhelm Hofmeister and is an opposed curve at the base of the C-pillar, something which still distinguishes BMW automobiles today.

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BMW 3200 CS
In 1962, a coupe made its debut, the successor to the BMW 503; the design leaned towards the Italian flair prevalent at the time and expressed this idiom with even more intensity.
An unmistakable element of the design was the Hofmeister Knick, or Hofmeister Kink, integrated into the look of the side windows, something used for the first time on a two-seater.

1962 BMW 3200CS Bertone Coupe

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Just 603 of these coupes were built over a four-year period.
This coupe was a transition model, using the 3.2-liter 160-hp V-8 engine that dated from the '50s, nestled in graceful bodywork styled by Nuccio Bertone (hence the connection here) that presaged the move toward the future six-cylinder coupes and eventually the 6-series.

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Brand BMW
Type of car Production car
Year 1962


Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Steering system Rack and pinion


Fuels Gas
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