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  BMW 3.0 CSL IMSA
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1975
Numbers built:5
Internal name:E9
Predecessor:BMW 3.0 CSL Group 2 Works
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 11, 2016
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Engine
Configuration M49 Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 3,498 cc / 213.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 94.0 mm (3.7 in) / 84.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 11.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Kugelfischer Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 438 bhp / 327 KW @ 8,800 rpm
BHP/Liter 125 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body steel and aluminium doors, engine cover and rear cover
Chassis unitary steel
Front suspension McPherson struts, Bilstein gas-pressurised shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension semi trailing arms, coil springs, Bilstein gas pressurised telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated discs
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,100 kilo / 2,425 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,674 mm (184 in) / 1,778 mm (70 in) / 1,366 mm (53.8 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,625 mm (103.3 in) / N/A / N/A
Wheels (fr/r) BBS 13 x 16 / 16 x 16
Tyres (fr/r) 300/625 - 16 / 350/650 - 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.4 bhp / kg
Top Speed 270 km/h (168 mph)
0-60 mph 4.6 s
0-100 mph 10.0 s

Race history
Major wins
1975 Sebring 12 Hours (Brian Redman / Allan Moffat in 2275984)
1976 Daytona 24 Hours (Peter Gregg / Brian Redman / John Fitzpatrick in 2275987)

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  Article Image gallery (90) Chassis (4) Specifications