BMW 3.0 Tyres
BMW 3.0 E9 (1971–1975)
1975 BMW 3.0 CS
BMW 3.0 CS Tyres (1971–1975)
- The BMW 3-0 CS fitted 195/70 R14 Tyres. For a long time there was no good 195/70 R14 tyres available, and 205/70 R14 Tyres were the best option.
- Today, we have the 195/70 VR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 available, which is the ideal tyre for the 3.0 CS.
- The original CN36 was first released in 1968, setting the standard with its low-profile, 70% design. It became iconic, especially with sports cars like the Porsche 911 and Fiat Dino. Some of today's CN36 sizes even have Porsche's 'N' homologation, indicating that the CN36 is perfectly suited to classic sports cars such as the BMW 3.0 CS.
- For these tyres we would suggest the Michelin 14F innertube.
BMW 3-0 CSL
BMW 3.0 CSL Tyres (1972–1975)
- The ideal BMW 3.0 CSL tyre is the 195/70 VR 14 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36. This tyre has the ideal sporting design for the BMW 3.0 CSL, and is of the perfect size.
- For these tyres the Michelin 14F is the ideal innertube.
BMW 3.0 Recommended Tyres
Other Options for BMW 3.0 Tyres
History of the BMW 3.0 CS
In 1971, the 2800CS was succeeded by the 3.0 CS and 3.0 CSi, that were bored out to allow a displacement of 2,986 cc (182.2 cu in). The 3.0 CS has a compression ratio of 9.0:1, two carburettors, and generates 180 horsepower at 6000 rpm. The 3.0 CSi features a 9.5:1 compression ratio, Bosch D-Jetronic electronic fuel injection, and a maximum power output of 200 hp at 5500 rpm. There were two transmission options: a 4-speed manual or a 3-speed automatic.
History of the BMW 3.0 CSL
The 3.0 CSL, which debuted in May 1972, was a homologation special designed to allow the car to compete in the European Touring Car Championship. The "L" in the name stood for "leicht" (light), as opposed to "lang" in other BMW classifications (long). The body was made lighter by utilising thinner steel, removing trim and soundproofing, and adopting aluminium alloy doors, bonnets, and boot lids, as well as Perspex side windows. There were 500 3.0 CSLs sold to the UK, although they were heavier than those on the continent since the importer insisted on keeping the soundproofing, electronic windows, and original E9 bumpers.
Toine Hezemans won the European Touring Car Championship in a 3.0 CSL in 1973 and co-drove a 3.0 CSL to class victory at Le Mans with Dieter Quester. Every year from 1975 to 1979, the 3.0 CSL won the European Touring Car Championship, for which it was designed.