Saturday, December 8, 2012

BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe - 1973

BMW 3.0 CSI ....




In 1916 two German companies of Munich specializing in the manufacture of industrial machinery merge to form a new firm mechanical engineering, " Bayerische Motoren Werke ", better known today under the symbol" BMW ". From 1916 to 1922, " BMW "is built mainly engines and aircraft. From 1923, the company also produce motorcycles and it was not until 1928 that it will build its first car, never stop. Over the years, this famous Bavarian firm has produced a lot of models, some have even become cults. She has earned a solid reputation in the niche rather the elegant luxury sedan, comfortable and robust but also sports opportunities ....



Series BMW CS coupe marks a revival in the range and demonstrates more than ever the ambitions found the small manufacturer who has overcome the crisis of the post-war and now shows great ambitions to win in motorsport and prove his talents engine. These new cut line profit elegant and dynamic to attract a clientele that wants more upscale brand. Thus, with its high performance and safe handling, coupe 2800 CS among the references of the late '60s, and in spring 1971, it was replaced by the stunning coupé BMW 3.0 CSi . This is a pretty four-seater coupe without pillar designed by Bertone and designed in the style of the light BMW 507, it has a fluid design, a light line, recalling the Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint. Presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it is not so different from the series of earlier ....



Combining online attractive mechanical brilliant, excellent driving dynamics and comfort of good quality, the amazing BMW 3.0 CSi will offer successful customer a happy compromise, that of bourgeois attractive and sporty. The car has a neutral and safe driving behavior as well online, it shows excellent tracking and swallows large curves with ease and indulgence. The flexibility of the suspensions, especially at the front emphasizes comfort and therefore it is a great lady who does not like to be sudden. It should not ask him that for which it was not designed. Faster than sports, it offers above all the qualities of a great road and the highway is a garden favorite because she ensures high average speeds in comfort and quiet. With its safe behavior and comfort in the German seats it has very little flexibility but ultimately enveloping and comfortable. 1973 is the sports version of the unusual BMW 3.0 CSi in its most common form, nicknamed "Batmobile" because of its looks fantastic. It comes with its blue and red bands Motorsport on gray metallic "Polaris" or white "Chamonix". With its aerodynamic additions, priority is given to the aerodynamic efficiency and technology of the time sanctify the ailerons and spoilers other then that make their appearance in massive competition ....



Vintage Classic cut the very BMW 3.0 CSi enjoyed finishing and assembly that brooks no criticism. As with its predecessor called E9 chassis is assembled in the famous coach builder Karmann, a guarantee of quality. The interior and the interior in general is also very careful with dash and center console well studied and ergonomic enough for the time. The materials used, wood, leather, carpets, fabrics and qualities are harmoniously arranged to ensure a significant comfort. The cockpit is very well organized and offers an excellent driving position with all controls at hand and all the dials and meters perfectly positioned prominently. Cut generation BMW 3.0 CSi ended in 1975 when it gave way to the new 6 Series presented at the Geneva Motor Show 1976 in two versions: 630 CS (three liters carburetors 185 hp) and 633 CSi (3.2 liters injection 197 hp). In total, more than 30,000 copies have been distributed, a flattering result for models of this level and price range ....



In terms of mechanics, in 1971, the coupe BMW 3.0 CSi received the new six-cylinder three-liter obtained by reaming the 2.8 liter also appears on the 3.0 S sedan launched at the same time. It is equipped with a distribution head camshaft with two valves per cylinder. It offers ten additional horsepower, while the torque jumped to 27.7 mkg 23.8 mkg at 4300 r / min. The transmission is a four-speed manual transmission as standard and an optional automatic three-speed Borg-Warner and the car, which exceeds 210 km / h, also inherits disc brakes on all four wheels. In September of the same year, a second model is proposed along with the 3.0 CS. Equipped with three-liter Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection (also mounted on the 3.0 sedan Si), the car takes the name of BMW 3.0 CSi and the symbolic threshold of 200 hp at 5500 rev / min is reached, the maximum speed passes 220 km / h and runs from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.7 s. In 1975, BMW launched a program called "Art and automobile" which gives rise to copies of the sporty version 3.0 CSL painted by famous artists. Nowadays it is a pretty popular model in the collection especially in good condition ....



Specifications:
  • Engine: 6 in line
  • Capacity: 3.0 Litres
  • Power: 200 hp at 5500 r / min
  • Torque: 27.7 kgm at 4300 tr / mn
  • Speed: 220 km / h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 in 7'' 7 


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