BMW 2800 CS 1968 Cool Sedan Sport Design

BMW 2800 CS 1968 Cool Sedan Sport Design – The BMW New Six CS (internal name of the BMW E9 series) is a two-door coupe made for BMW by Karmann from 1968 to 1975. It was developed from the BMW New Class CS coupe, which was enlarged to hold the BMW M30 Direct -6 engine used in E3 sedan. The E9 platform, specifically a special CSL 3.0 homologation, is very successful in racing, especially in the European Touring Car Championship and Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft. It helps to establish the status of BMW as a sporty driver car.

BMW 2800 CS 1968 Cool Sedan Sport Design

The first of the E9 coupe, the BMW 2800 CS 1968, replaced 2000 C and 2000 CS in 1968. The wheelbase and length were increased to allow the engine bay long enough to accommodate six new direct-six engine codes, and the front of the car was fixed for resembles the E3 sedan. The rear axle, however, remains the same as used in the smaller “Neue Klasse” model and the rear brake is originally a drum which means that the BMW 2800 CS 1968 sedan is a better performing car, as it is also lighter. The CS advantage ‘is thus completely optical to begin with. BMW 2800 CS 1968 uses 2.788 cc (170.1 cu in) engine version used in the E3 sedan. The engine produces 170 horsepower (130 kW) at 6000 RPM.

Not only is the BMW 2800 CS 1968 lighter than the previous CS 2000, it also has smaller frontal aspects, further enhancing performance excellence. At the 1969 Geneva Motor Show, BMW unveiled the “2800 Bertone Spicup” concept car. This model, which has a similar appearance to Alfa Romeo Montreal 1967, did not reach production.

BMW 2800 CS 1968 Cool Sedan Sport Design

BODYWORK
Body type 2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors 2
dimensions & weights
mm inches
Wheelbase 2616 103
Track/tread (front) 1448 57
Track/tread (rear) 1397 55
Length 4658 183.4
Width 1681 66.2
Height 1377 54.2
Ground clearance 152 6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1290 kg 2844 lb
fuel tank capacity 70.5 litres 15.5 UK Gal 18.6 US Gal
ENGINE
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code M30B28
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.8 litre
2788 cc
(170.134 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 86 × 80 mm
3.39 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
170 PS (168 bhp) (125 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
60.3 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
235 Nm (173 ft·lb) (24 kgm)
at 3700 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
84.29 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 Solex 35/40 INAT carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1059.2 kPa (153.6 psi)
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 464.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Intercooler None
PERFORMANCE
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 8.3 s
Maximum speed 200 km/h (124 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 132.04 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
97.11 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
130.23 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.3 kg/kW
17.2 lb/bhp
CHASSIS
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive
turns lock-to-lock 4.000
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Braked area 2194 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.45

BMW 2800 CS 1968 Cool Sedan Sport Design

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