BMW 1972

1602 / 1802 / 2002
1600 / 1800 / 2000 Touring
2000 - ost.rok
2500 / 2800 / 3,0
3,0 CS
520 - wrzesień
Turbo - prototyp

Germany

BMW TOURING £2,349
Three-door sports Coupé with station wagon features. Half the rear backrest can be folded flat or the whole of it, to carry three or two people with a lot of bulky luggage. Plugs are provided for injection of anti-corrosion compound into vulnerable parts of the structure. Engine options are the carburettor 100 b.h.p. 2-litre or the injection 130 b.h.p. version.
BMW 520 £2,350 approx.
Guaranteed for six years against rust and corrosion, this replacement for the four-door 2000 that re-established BMW fortunes is longer, roomier, more comfortable. Among improvements is a new cylinder head as on six-cylinder models, giving 115 b.h.p. 107 m.p.h., on carburettors, or 130 b.h.p. 114 m.p.h. on injection using low-lead fuel. Reinforced doors and roof. Quartz clock.
BMW 3.0 Si £4,130
Most powerful BMW saloon yet. The smooth six-cylinder engine with the triple-cone combustion chambers can now be had with Bosch electronic fuel injection pushing output up to 200 b.h.p. and maximum speed to over 130 m.p.h. Power steering is fitted and BW automatic transmission is available. Accelerating from 0 to 100 m.p.h. in under 21 seconds, this roomy saloon makes many sports models look foolish.
BMW 3.0 CS £6,199
Swiftly the performance potential of this graceful BMW Coupé has risen. From 2.8 the engine went to 3-litres first with carburetters, then with injection. Now the British market receives a new lightweight version developed from the race-winning factory team models for peak road performance. Light alloy bonnet, doors and boot lid cut the weight and wide radial tyres on special wheels maintain its grip on the road.
Paul Bracq, chief of the BMW design studios, evolved the body for an experimental Turbo Coupé. Its exhaust-supercharged 2-litre engine, mid-mounted crosswise, can deliver up to 280 bhp. Behind it is a fair-sized luggage boot. In the cockpit, tiny lamps on a fault-finding chart signal any trouble in braking & electrical system. Nose & tail of the body are foam -filled plastic which resumes its shape after minor impacts.

London show review

 

1602, 1802 and 2002

1602 (R4 cyl, 1573 cm³, 85 PS; wb 2500 mm)
1802 (R4 cyl, 1766 cm³, 90 PS; wb 2500 mm)
2002 (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 100 PS; 2500 mm)
2002 tii (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 130 PS; 2500 mm)
2002 Cabriolet (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 100 PS; 2500 mm)

 

1600, 1800 and 2000 Touring

1600 Touring (R4 cyl, 1573 cm³, 85 PS; wb 2500 mm) - end of prod.
1800 Touring (R4 cyl, 1766 cm³, 90 PS; wb 2500 mm)
2000 Touring (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 100 PS; 2500 mm)
2000 tii Touring (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 130 PS; 2500 mm)


1600 Touring

 

2000

2000 (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 100 PS; wb 2550 mm) - end of prod.
2000 tii (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 130 PS; wb 2550 mm) - end of prod.

 

2500, 2800 and 3,0

2500 (R6 cyl, 2494 cm³, 150 PS; wb 2692 mm)
2800 (R6 cyl, 2788 cm³, 170 PS; wb 2692 mm)
3,0 S (R6 cyl, 2985 cm³, 180 PS; wb 2692 mm)
3,0 Si (R6 cyl, 3003 cm³, 200 PS; wb 2692 mm)


3.0Si

 

3,0 CS (R6 cyl, 2985 cm³, 180 PS; 2625 mm)
3,0 CSL (R6 cyl, 2985 cm³, 180 PS; 2625 mm) - end
3,0 CSi (R6 cyl, 2985 cm³, 200 PS; 2625 mm)
3,0 CSi (R6 cyl, 3003 cm³, 200 PS; 2625 mm)


3.0 CS

 

520

520 (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 115 PS, wb 2636 mm) - September
520i (R4 cyl, 1990 cm³, 130 PS, wb 2636 mm) - September

 

Turbo - prototype

 

 

           
           

 

Victories:
       
         
Entries and results:
  24h Le Mans 11.06.1972 Entrant: Results: Index:
#         gen. class perf. eff.
49 2800 CS 2990 cm³ Heyer/Herzog Schnitzer - Motul fail. - - -
                 


BMW 2800 CS (Hans Heyer / René Herzog) by Team Schnitzer - Motul at 24h Le Mans.