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In 1973, the engine in the 3.0 CSL was given another, more substantial increase in displacement to 3,153 cc (3.2 L; 192.4 cu in) by increasing the stroke to 84 mm (3.31 in), rated at 206 PS (203 hp; 152 kW) at 5600 rpm and 286 N⋅m (211 lb⋅ft) at 4200 rpm of torque.
1973→1975 bmw 3.0 csl Starting in 1961, with the excellent engine with overhead camshaft, installed on the ‘new generation’ of 1500 saloons, BMW’s success continued to grow. A key step was taken in 1968 with the first six-cylinder engines, the 2500 and 2800, leading to elegant Coupés with very light interiors and 2.5-3.2-litre engines following the saloons’.
In 1973, the 3.2-liter engine was increased further to 3.5-liters; the four-speed gearbox was replaced in favor of a five-speed Getrag unit. The weight of the vehicle was further reduced by 150 kg. The BMW 3.0 CSL was entered mostly by the Factory during the 1973 season. Alpina and Schnitzer also fielded cars.
Comments. 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL s/n 2275047, Engine no. 2275047 Polaris Silver with Black Interior BMW’s model line of the 1950s consisted of large expensive cars produced in very small numbers, such as the 501, 502, 503, and 507, and the single cylinder Isetta.
The BMW 3.0 CSL was originally built as a homologation special, it was closely based on the eye-catching CS line of sports coupes but featured a thinner gauge steel body, no sound-proofing, and reduced interior trim options to reduce weight.
This final version of the 3.0 CSL was homologated in July 1973 along with an aerodynamic package including a large air dam, short fins running along the front fenders, a spoiler above and behind the trailing edge of the roof, and a tall rear wing.
In June 1973, the ultimate, and final, 3.0 CSL specification was homologated. The engine was enlarged further, this time to 3,153 cc, by increasing the stroke to 84 mm, with the car also receiving a heavily updated aerodynamics package, developed at the Stuttgart University.
1973 bmw 3.0 csl batmobile / girardo & co.. The Lightweight BMW: The hugely recognisable BMW 3.0 CSL was a homologation special, built to allow BMW to enter the highly competitive European Touring Car Championship.