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Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club

Official BMW Club


BMW 3200CS

Date of manufacture

1962 – 1965

Bodywork type(s)

4 seater Coupe by Bertone


Type 90⁰ V8

Capacity 3168cc

Bore x stroke 82mm x 75mm

Power 160bhp @ 5600rpm

Compression 9:1

Carburettors 2, Zenith Twin choke 36 mm downdraught

Valve design Overhead, 2 per cylinder

Valve gear Central camshaft. Rockers, tappets and springs

Electrics 12 volt


Clutch Dry single disc Fichtel & Sachs HB 18, 225 mm diameter

Gearbox ratios

ZF S4 - 15     ZF S4 - 17

(as 507)

1st     3.71:1     3.387:1

2nd     2.27:1     2,073:1

3rd     1.49:1     1.364:1

4th     1.00:1     1.000:1


Axle ratio

3.90          3.70


Synchromesh 1st – 4th


Frame “Full protection” longitudinal box section with tubular cross beams

Suspension Front: Double wishbones, adjustable torsion bars with anti roll bar

Rear: Live axle with Panhard rod and adjustable torsion bars

Steering Bevel gear segment and pinion

Brakes Four wheel hydraulic with servo, front discs, rear drums

Handbrake: cable on rear wheels


Wheelbase 2835 mm

Track front/rear 1330 mm/1416 mm

Length/width 4839 mm/1720 mm

Tyres 185 HR 15


Fuel capacity 75 litres

Max speed 124 mph

Number produced 603 ( incl. 1 Cabriolet )

Club Mailing Address

BMW Historic Motor Club
Lower Norgrove,
Yarrington Road,

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