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  BMW 3200 CS Cabriolet
 

BMW 3200 CS Cabriolet BMW 3200 CS Cabriolet BMW 3200 CS Cabriolet
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Click here to download printer friendly version BMW picked Bertone to body their top of the line coupe, the 3200 CS, which replaced the 503 Coupe. Both the design and construction of the body were the responsibility of the Italian coachbuilder. The 3200 CS was first launched at the 1961 Frankfurt Motorshow and production of the coupe started in the following year. Production of the handsome cars lasted just over three years, with 603 examples produced, of which 602 were regular coupes.

As a gift for BMW principle Herbert Quandt Bertone designed and built a one-off convertible body for the 3200 CS. Today this unique vehicle still exists and was shown to the 2003 Techno Classica Crowd, celebrating the eighty years of BMW convertibles.

Article by Wouter Melissen, last updated before 12 / 01 / 2004

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General specifications
Country of origin Germany
Numbers built one-off
Produced in 1962
Body design Bertone

Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction alloy block
Displacement 3.168 liter / 193.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 82.0 mm (3.2 in) / 75.0 mm (3 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Zenith 36 NDIX Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 160 bhp / 119 KW @ 5600 rpm
Torque 240 Nm / 177 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
BHP/Liter 51 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel body on box-type frame
Front suspension triangles, torsion bars
Rear suspension live axle, torsion bars, torque reaction couplings, hydraulic dampers
Steering recirculating ball
Brakes discs front, drums rear
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1600 kilo / 3527.4 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4830 mm (190.2 in) / 120 mm (4.7 in) / 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2835 mm (111.6 in) / 1330 mm (52.4 in) / 1416 mm (55.7 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.1 bhp / kg
Top Speed 200 km/h (124 mph)

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