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The BMW New Six CS (internal name BMW E9) is the two-door sport Coupé in BMW's New Six line, produced from 1968 to 1975 alongside the four-door BMW E3 sedan.

It featured BMW M30 Straight-6 engines of 2.5, 2.8 and 3.0 litres in road cars, with larger units used in racing.

It was very successful in racing and helped establish BMW's status as a sporty driver's car, with success in European Touring Car Championship and the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft.

The CSL model is very collectible today.

Models


  • 2.5 CS: 150 hp (110 kW), produced in small numbers (874) from 1974 to 1975
  • 2800 CS: 170 hp (125 kW), produced from 1968 to 1971
  • 3.0 CS: 180 hp (132 kW), 2985cc, using twin Zenith 35/40 INAT carburetors
  • 3.0 CSi: With several modifications, including a new compression ratio, and retuned Bosch D-Jetronic Electronic fuel injection system, the 3.0 CSi bumped power up to an impressive 200 PS (149.1 kW), with a 137 mph (220 km/h) top speed.
  • 3.0 CSL: The 3.0 CSL is considered the first project by the BMW M division. The car was a lightweight, 3003cc sports model of the 3.0 coupe. Special racing models with 3.2-litre (340 hp/253 kW) and 3.5-litre (430 PS) engines and aerodynamic trimmings helped establish BMW as a premier racing team.

3.0 CS


Starting in April 1971, the exclusive BMW 3.0 CS is built in Rheine by Karmann.

The four-seated coupe is the successor model of the BMW 2800 CS, which has been built by Karmann since September 1968, on behalf of BMW.

From 1971 until 1975 21,147 three liter BMWs are built in Rheine.

BMW E9 CS Production Numbers


Model/Year 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 Total
2800 CS 138 2534 3335 276 6283
2800 CSA 787 1089 73 1949
3.0 CS 1974 1172 779 267 263 4455
3.0 CSA 520 1215 1169 355 408 3667
3.0 CSi 1061 2999 2741 579 555 7935
3.0 CSiA 2 2
3.0 CSi RHD 66 128 13 207
3.0 CSiA RHD 69 139 7 215
3.0 CSL 169 252 287 40 17 765
3.0 CSL RHD 349 151 500
2.5 CS 272 328 600
2.5 CSA 101 143 244
2800 CS USA 43 415 183 641
2800 CSA USA 36 403 87 526
3.0 CS USA 132 411 450 375 1368
3.0 CSA USA 60 377 314 438 1189
Total E9 Production 0 0 0 138 3400 5242 4535 6777 6026 2694 1734 30,546

References in popular media

  • A BMW 3.0 CSi was seen in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo as one of the competing cars in the Trans-France Race. It was mostly light blue with white trim, and a numeral 8 inside a somewhat elliptical border. Also on this car was a word that seemed like Lotharl's on the hood.
  • In an episode of the television program "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson reviews the BMW E46 M3 CSL, and claims to have owned an old BMW 3.0 CSL.
  • A BMW CS is used by Ryan Gosling in the 2007 movie "Fracture" with Sir Anthony Hopkins.

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