BMW 3.0 CSL 1971 - AZH-CARS

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BMW 3.0 CSL 1971

Introduced in May 1972, the CSL changed into a homologation unique constructed to make the auto eligible for racing withinside the European Touring Car Championship. 1,265 have been constructed.The "L" withinside the designation intended leicht (mild), in contrast to in different BMW designations, wherein it intended lang (long).The lightness changed into executed through the use of thinner metallic to construct the unit frame, deleting the trim and soundproofing, the use of aluminium alloy doors, bonnet, and boot lid, and the use of Perspex aspect home windows. The 5 hundred CSLs exported to the UK have been now no longer pretty as mild because the others, because the importer had insisted on keeping the soundproofing, electric powered home windows, and inventory E9 bumpers on those cars. The CSL changed into by no means offered withinside the United States.Initially the use of the identical engine because the CS, the CSL changed into given a completely small growth in displacement to three,003 cc (183.three cu in) through growing the engine bore through one region of a millimetre.

This changed into finished in August 1972 to permit the CSL to be raced withinside the "over 3 litre" racing category, bearing in mind a few growth in displacement withinside the racing cars. In 1973, the engine withinside the CSL changed into given some other, greater huge growth in displacement to three,153 cc (192.four cu in) through growing the stroke to eighty four mm (three.three in). This very last model of the CSL changed into homologated in July 1973 at the side of an aerodynamic package deal such as a huge air dam, quick fins walking alongside the the front fenders, a spoiler above and in the back of the trailing fringe of the roof, and a tall rear wing.

The rear wings have been now no longer mounted on the factory, however have been left withinside the boot for set up after purchase. This changed into finished due to the fact the wings have been unlawful to be used on German roads. The complete aero package deal earned the racing CSLs the nickname "Batmobile".In 1973, Toine Hezemans gained the European Touring Car Championship in a CSL and co-drove a CSL with Dieter Quester to a category victory at Le Mans. Hezemans and Quester had pushed to 2d region on the 1973 German Touring Car Grand Prix at Nürburgring, being overwhelmed simplest through Chris Amon and Hans-Joachim Stuck in some other CSL. CSLs might win the European Touring Car Championship once more in each yr from 1975 to 1979.The CSL changed into raced withinside the IMSA GT Championship in 1975, with Sam Posey, Brian Redman, and Ronnie Peterson prevailing races for the duration of the season.

The first BMW Art Cars have been 3.0 CSLs; the primary changed into painted through Alexander Calder and the second one through Frank Stella.The three.five CSL changed into constructed for Group five racing and BMW gained 3 races withinside the 1976 World Championship for Makes with this version.The CSL changed into the first actual version designed and advanced through BMW's Motorsport division. The 1971 BMW CSL (Coupe Sport Lightweight) changed into primarily based totally at the CSi chassis & frame and featured all-aluminum components, even as being stripped of all 'unnecessary' trimmings or soundproofing systems.This version changed into to start with geared up with a three.0L 6-cylinder inline engine handing over one hundred eighty hp that changed into later replaced (1973) through a greater effective three.2L unit. The racing model of the CSL acquired a high-overall performance three.5L engine and a Getrag 5-velocity gearbox.

The CSL changed into lighter than its predecessor through round four hundred lbs. The beginning panels have been comprised of aluminum, and the metallic panels have been of a thinner gauge. The automobile did now no longer have a the front bumper and the rear bumper changed into a completely mild one, fabricated from a black polyester. The energy steerage and the electrical home windows have been eliminated as well.This version changed into produced in approximately 785 gadgets till its discontinuation in 1975. BMW CSL's racing version scored a few historic wins withinside the 1973 ETCC championship (beating Ford Capri for each drivers' and manufacturers' title) or the 6-Hours of Nurburgring. The CSLs have been presented in 4 special colors: Colorado, Golf, Inka and Verona. All of the fashions produced have been left-hand-power and have been now no longer offered withinside the UK.

3.0 CSL (E9)1971 - 1975

180 HP @ 6000 RPM
177 BHP @ 6000 RPMTORQUE188 lb-ft @ 3700 RPM
255 Nm @ 3700 RPMFUEL SYSTEM2 CarburetorsFUELGasoline

TOP SPEED132 mph (212 km/h)ACCELERATION 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH)7.3 s
DIMENSIONSLENGTH182.3 in (4630 mm)WIDTH71.3 in (1811 mm)HEIGHT53.9 in (1369 mm)FRONT/REAR TRACK58.1/56.4 in (1,476/1,433 mm)WHEELBASE103.3 in (2624 mm)GROUND CLEARANCE5.5 in (140 mm)CARGO VOLUME15.9 cuFT (450 L)AERODYNAMICS (CD)0.4
WEIGHT SPECSUNLADEN WEIGHT2568 lbs (1165 kg)GROSS WEIGHT LIMIT3638 lbs (1650 kg)