1968 BMW 2800CS

SPECS:

  • 0-60mph:8.3secs
  • Top speed:124mph
  • Power:168bhp
  • Torque:173lb/ft
  • MPG:23mpg
Engine
  • Configuration:in-line six
  • Aspiration:normal
  • Fuel:petrol
  • Fuel delivery:carburetor
Chassis
  • Suspension Front: Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear: Independent, coil spring
  • Drivetrain: front-engine RWD
  • Steering: worm and roller
  • Bodyframe: metal monocoque
  • Transmission: Four-speed manual


HISTORY:

  • BMW launched the 2800 CS model in 1968. Designed by Alex von Falkenhausen, this 2-door coupe addressed the sporty-type of drivers and was used by the German manufacturer as inspiration to several racing models throughout the late '60s. This Coupe Sport version featured a redesigned front end and a one-of-a-kind C-pillar while fitted with an astounding 170-hp 2.8L SOHC 6-cylinder engine.

  • This unit was mated to either a 4-speed manual transmission or a 3-speed ZF automatic gearbox. The famous “1hp per cubic inch” ideal was sparked from this model as it provided a jaw dropping horsepower per cubic inch. This fulfilled another requisite of a truly great engine by being terrific to look at while combining a supple ride with good handling and road holding.