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1961-1965 BMW 3200CS specifications

1961-1965 BMW 3200CS specifications Classic and Performance Car

These early V8-powered BMW coupes were incredibly desirable, and also hugely expensive.


While BMW was re-establishing itself with the 700, the top-line V8-powered models soldiered on. That seems a strange statement for a such an elegant (Giugiaro-styled) coupé, but the 3200CS continued to sell in tiny numbers, just like the 507 and 503. It was a hugely expensive hand-built car, and one that signalled the end of the V8 line started with the 501 back in 1954. The pillarless styling was aped in later years, and proved remarkably prescient in terms of BMW's future direction. Hard to find in UK, as it was never sold here, but values continue to rise sharply.

Production

  • Production:
    538
  • Price (excellent)
    £85,000
  • Price (good):
    £65,000
  • Price (average):
    £55,000
  • Price (project):
    £30,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.0secs
  • Top speed:
    120.0mph
  • Power:
    160.0bhp
  • Torque:
    163.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4380mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2835mm
  • Width:
    1720mm
  • Height:
    1460mm
  • Weight:
    1500kgs
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