This BMW E9 3.0 CSL art print presents one of the coolest racing cars of all times. The designer of the base car is Wilhelm Hofmeister. Maybe you have heard his name before. That's the person whom we owe the signature kink on the back windows of nearly all BMWs in the last year 50 years.
The power of the M30 6-cylinder engine
The BMW E9 body's initial production takes place from 1968 to 1975. At first, it has a longer hood to accommodate a bigger 2.8-liter, 6-cylinder engine, replacing the 4-cyl in the 2000CS.
In 1971 the M30 engine is bored out to 3-liters. Thanks to that and to two carburetors the power jumps to 180 hp at 5500 rpm. It is evident to many fans that the M30 engine may soon dominate the European tracks.
The racing career of BMW E9 3.0 CSL
BMW 3.0 CSL debutes in 1972 and gets a racing approval in the European Touring Car Championship. The letter "L" in its name stands for leicht/light. The thinner body steel, eliminated trim and soundproofing, alloy panels in the doors, bonnet and trunk, combined with Perspex side windows achieve the low weight of the car.