1972 BMW 3.0 CS

BMW's low-budget Isetta 300 microcar had been instrumental in providing BMW with necessary cash flow for the struggling company. The 3.0 CS was also a very important vehicle for BMW, as it helped change the company's image from makers of low-budget automobiles, to quality, performance vehicles. Starting in the late 1960s, BMW introduced the 1600 and 2002, cars that helped create the sports-sedan category and redefine BMW performance. These were followed by the BMW Bavaria, a full-size sedan that combined elegance and performance. Hence, the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' mantra was born, and BMW set its sights on producing a personal sports-luxury car known as the BMW 3.0 CS. This was a low-production automobile with only 1,172 units produced in model-year 1972. The inline 6-cylinder engine was sourced directly from its counterpart full-size 3.0 sedan and could paired with either a 4-speed manual or automatic transmission. The coupe body was labor intensive to build, and thus was sent out to Karmann—a coach builder of impeccable reputation. The result was a beautiful personal luxury car that offered comfort, handling and status.

Produced from 1968-75, the 1972 model had a 3.0L engine that produced 180 HP, an improvement over its predecessors that carried a smaller-displacement engine with less horsepower. Likewise, it preceded the large-impact bumpers that were introduced on the 1974 model, giving it cleaner lines.


1972 BMW 3.0 CS vehicle information

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Successors to BMW's 2800 CS, the E9 cars featured three-liter engines and a chassis that has become a favorite of collectors. The most powerful of these three-liters was reserved for the CSi. Its 200 horsepower fuel-injection engine made the CSi an '....[continue reading]

1972 BMW 3.0 CS vehicle information

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The early 20th century auto industry was a tumultuous time. Companies appeared. Companies vanished. Bicycle makers, carriage builders, tinkerers and dreams all contributed to this rich tapestry that embodied those hardscrabble formative years. After ....[continue reading]

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Chassis Num: 2240016

This 1972 BMW 3.0CS is powered by a 2986-cc straight-six engine and sits atop a 103-inch wheelbase. It has a four-speed manual gearbox and an overall weight of 3087-pounds. It has rare options such as air-conditioning, sunroof, and four-speed gearb....[continue reading]

1972 BMW 3.0 CS vehicle information

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Chassis Num: 2240160

This 1972 BMW 3.0 CS was ordered new through Weber Motors in San Francisco, CA. It had one repaint in its original color of Code 024 Verona Red paint. It has a black leather interior and a 3.0-liter engine offering 190 horsepower. There is a four-spe....[continue reading]

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Related Reading : BMW 3.0 CS History

Considered to be BMWs pride and joy, the three-liter was in production for the following two decades. Replacing the 2800CS, the 3.0CS was introduced in March of 1971 and featured a bigger 180bhp engine and 4-wheel vented disc brakes. A total of 11,063 were produced until December, 1975 and included the Coupe 2 door, 4 seats. The 3.0CSL was introduced in May of 1971 and introduced a 3.0 Carb engine,....
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