1974 Alpina BMW 3.0 CSL

How cool would this car be in 1974?! Here’s an excerpt about the car from the Unofficial Alpina Homepage:

For Alpina, BMW´s presentation of the 3,0 CSL provided them with superb advertisement for their products, because many of the components on the CSL were Alpina-developed.
But Alpina also offered a more powerful version of the CSL, the BMW Alpina 3,0 CSL. The engine was still, of course, a 3,0 litre unit but Alpina made a lot of changes to it. They fitted forged higher compression pistons, three Weber double-carburetors of the type 45 DCOE, bigger inlet and outlet valves and a new camshaft. A new special exhaust system is also fitted. The engine now has 250 bhp and acceleration is pretty impressive. 0-100 km/h in 6,7 seconds, 0-160 km/h in 14,8 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 27,1 seconds. That is faster than the Aston Martin DBS V8 and the Ferrari 365 GT and they costed twice as much. The top speed is 243 km/h. The handling is also better thanks to Bilstein springs and dampers. The brakes are better, the discs are bigger at front and ventilated all around. Inside the car the seats are racing items from Scheel, three new instruments are there and an Alpina leather steering-wheel.


3 replies on “1974 Alpina BMW 3.0 CSL”

i had a dream last night with a vintage BMW, and when i did a google search for 1970’s BMWs i realized that this is the one that was in my dream even though i’ve never seen it before in my life.

Not a dream – a childhood memory…

I believe there were only two imports to the UK of the Alpina version of the 3.0 CSL “batmobile” and in the mid seventies one was occaisionally parked outside our house as my Dad would drive it home from work (at the local BMW dealership).

I went in it several times – once to the Longleat BMW Concours event (don’t know whether t still exists). Fond memories indeed

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