BMW New Six / E3 (1968 - 1977)

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Layout    
Longitudinal front-engine, rear-wheel drive

Engine    
2.5 L M30B25 I6
2.8 L M30B28 I6
3.0 L M30B30 I6
3.2 L M30B32LE I6
3.3 L M30B33V I6

Transmission    
4/5-speed manual
3-speed automatic

Dimensions
Wheelbase    
2,692 mm (106.0 in) (sedan)
2,794 mm (110.0 in) (extended sedan)
2,624 mm (103.3 in) (coupé)
Length    
4,700 mm (185.0 in) (sedan)
4,953 mm (195.0 in) (US sedan)
4,801 mm (189.0 in) (extended sedan)
4,660 mm (183.5 in) (coupé)
Width    
1,750 mm (68.9 in) (sedan)
1,670 mm (65.7 in) (coupé)
Height    
1,450 mm (57.1 in) (sedan)
1,370 mm (53.9 in) (coupé)
Curb weight    
1,334 kg (2,941 lb) (sedan)
1,470 kg (3,240 lb) (extended sedan)
1,420 kg (3,130 lb) (coupé)

model Displacement
 
power torque compression Höchstge-
speed
Acceleration
0 to 100 km / h
 
2500 2494 (2478) cm 3 110  kW (150  hp ) at 6000 min -1 211  Nm at 3700 min -1 9.0: 1 190 km / h (184 km / h) 10.4 seconds  
2800
2.8 L
2788 (2769) cm 3 125 kW (170 hp) at 6000 min -1 235 Nm at 3700 min -1 9.0: 1 200 km / h (193 km / h)
195 km / h (188 km / h)
9.4 seconds
9.7 seconds
 
3.0 S
3.0 L
2985 (2966) cm 3 132 kW (180 hp) at 6000 min -1 255 Nm at 3700 min -1 9.0: 1 205 km / h (198 km / h)
200 km / h (193 km / h)
8.4 seconds
9.1 seconds
 
3.0 Si 2985 (2966) cm 3 D-Jetronic (71-75): 147 kW (200 hp) at 5500 min -1
L-Jetronic (75-77): 143 kW (195 hp) at 5500 min -1
272 Nm at 4300 min -1
267 Nm at 4300 min -1
9.5: 1
9.0: 1
211 km / h (D-Jetr.)
208 km / h (L-Jetr.)
7.8 seconds
8.2 seconds
 
3.3 L 3299 (3277) cm 3 140 kW (190 hp) at 5500 min -1 294 Nm at 3700 min -1 9.0: 1 207 km / h (201 km / h) 8.7 (10.5) seconds  
3.3 Li 3210 (3188) cm 3 147 kW (200 hp) at 5500 min -1 285 Nm at 4250 min -1 9.0: 1 208 km / h (more than 200 km / h) 8.5 (10.5) seconds  

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2986 cm3 / 181.8 cui, advertised power: 140 kW / 188 hp / 190 PS ( DIN ), torque: 289 Nm / 213 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4800 mm / 189 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2792 mm / 109.9 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1450 kg / 3197 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1900 kg / 4189 lbs
top speed: 205 km/h (127 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 7.8© s, 0- 100 km/h 8.3 s , 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16.7© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 18.8 l/100km / 15 mpg (imp.) / 12.5 mpg (U.S.) / 5.3 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2788 cm3 / 170.6 cui, advertised power: 125 kW / 168 hp / 170 PS ( DIN ), torque: 233.5 Nm / 172 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4800 mm / 189 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2792 mm / 109.9 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1440 kg / 3174 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1900 kg / 4189 lbs
top speed: 195 km/h (121 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 9.2© s, 0- 100 km/h 9.7 s , 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16.5© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 16.1 l/100km / 17.5 mpg (imp.) / 14.6 mpg (U.S.) / 6.2 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2788 cm3 / 170.6 cui, advertised power: 125 kW / 168 hp / 170 PS ( DIN ), torque: 233.5 Nm / 172 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4800 mm / 189 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2792 mm / 109.9 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1460 kg / 3219 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1920 kg / 4233 lbs
top speed: 188 km/h (117 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 10.5© s; 0- 100 km/h 11.1© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 17.8© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 18.1 l/100km / 15.6 mpg (imp.) / 13 mpg (U.S.) / 5.5 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2986 cm3 / 181.8 cui, advertised power: 132 kW / 177 hp / 180 PS ( DIN ), torque: 255 Nm / 188 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4800 mm / 189 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2792 mm / 109.9 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1440 kg / 3174 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1900 kg / 4189 lbs
top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 8.6© s, 0- 100 km/h 9.1 s , 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 16.2 l/100km / 17.4 mpg (imp.) / 14.5 mpg (U.S.) / 6.2 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3210 cm3 / 195.7 cui, advertised power: 147 kW / 197 hp / 200 PS ( DIN ), torque: 285 Nm / 210 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4800 mm / 189 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2792 mm / 109.9 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1515 kg / 3340 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1980 kg / 4365 lbs
top speed: 208 km/h (129 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 8© s, 0- 100 km/h 8.5 s , 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 15.8© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg (imp.) / 17.9 mpg (U.S.) / 7.6 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3210 cm3 / 195.7 cui, advertised power: 147 kW / 197 hp / 200 PS ( DIN ), torque: 285 Nm / 210 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4800 mm / 189 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2792 mm / 109.9 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1535 kg / 3384 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 2000 kg / 4409 lbs
top speed: 201 km/h (125 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 9.7© s, 0- 100 km/h 10.3 s , 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 17© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 14.9 l/100km / 18.9 mpg (imp.) / 15.7 mpg (U.S.) / 6.7 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2494 cm3 / 152.7 cui, advertised power: 110 125 kW / 148 168 hp / 150 170 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 211 Nm / 156 lb-ft,
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4700 mm / 185 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2692 mm / 106 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1300 kg / 2866 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1775 kg / 3913 lbs
top speed: 190 km/h (118 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 9.8© s, 0- 100 km/h 10.4 s , 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16.6© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 14.8 l/100km / 19 mpg (imp.) / 15.8 mpg (U.S.) / 6.7 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2494 cm3 / 152.7 cui, advertised power: 110 125 kW / 148 168 hp / 150 170 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 211 Nm / 156 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4700 mm / 185 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2692 mm / 106 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1360 kg / 2998 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1830 kg / 4034 lbs
top speed: 184 km/h (114 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 11© s; 0- 100 km/h 11.7© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 18.1© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 16.8 l/100km / 16.8 mpg (imp.) / 14 mpg (U.S.) / 5.9 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2788 cm3 / 170.6 cui, advertised power: 125 141 kW / 168 189 hp / 170 192 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 233.5 Nm / 172 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4700 mm / 185 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2692 mm / 106 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1340 kg / 2954 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1810 kg / 3990 lbs
top speed: 200 km/h (124 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 8.9© s, 0- 100 km/h 9.4 s , 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16.2© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 15.4 l/100km / 18.4 mpg (imp.) / 15.3 mpg (U.S.) / 6.5 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2986 cm3 / 181.8 cui, advertised power: 147 163 kW / 197 219 hp / 200 222 PS ( DIN SAE ), torque: 272 Nm / 201 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4700 mm / 185 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2692 mm / 106 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1380 kg / 3042 lbs, gross weight GVWR: 1850 kg / 4078 lbs
top speed: 211 km/h (131 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 7.4© s, 0- 100 km/h 7.8 s , 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 15.5© s 
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 13.2 l/100km / 21.5 mpg (imp.) / 17.9 mpg (U.S.) / 7.6 km/l

RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2986 cm3 / 181.8 cui, advertised power: 126.5 kW / 170 hp / 172 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 251 Nm / 185 lb-ft, 
characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4953 mm / 195 in, width: 1750 mm / 68.9 in, wheelbase: 2692 mm / 106 in
reference weights: base curb weight: 1480 kg / 3263 lbs
top speed: 185 km/h (115 mph) ;
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 8.3© s; 0- 100 km/h 8.9© s ; 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 16.3© s
fuel consumption and mileage: average estimated by a-c©: 16.5 l/100km / 17.1 mpg (imp.) / 14.3 mpg (U.S.) / 6.1 km/l

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