BMW CS Coupe Review from Netherlands

1972 BMW CS Coupe 3.0 CS 3.0

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 kilometres
Most recent distance305000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 244

Summary:

Superb German sports car

Faults:

The body likes to rust (standard for this age). The body is constructed to be light and rigid. Well, they failed at Karmann Osnabruck. The carburettors are terrible. Needs special attention.

A complete body restoration, brakes, clutch, starter, radiator and various minor details replaced. Now the interior needs a once over.

Engine is losing compression pressure for 40%. 10% should be maximum. The engine is bulletproof, runs like a horse even with reduced output. What output? 200HP.

General Comments:

The best car ever owned to drive. A real pleasure, worth all the money and effort to restore. A top quality car with maximum reliability. Driving performance is state-of-the-art!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2003

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review