The BMW E9 is a sports coupé that was BMW's pride and joy for seven years, from 1968 to 1974, among both consumers and in motorsports. During these seven years of production, four models were released that gradually became more modern, powerful and luxurious, or were only intended for use on the track. The Germans therefore have an eye for detail and luxury, which is directly reflected in the interior. They also know very well how to build cars, although new models often become controversial.
The first model was the BMW 2800 CS, a two-door coupé with a powerful 2.8L six-cylinder engine that delivers 170 hp. The design was based on the predecessor (and less popular) BMW 2000 CS. The sharp nose and horizontal lines create a sporty - later characteristic - BMW look. Just two years later, the BMW 3.0 CS was introduced, equipped with a new M30 engine, a 3.0L six-cylinder engine with 180 hp. In 1971, the 3.0 CS was the fastest road legal BMW, quickly catching the eye and being praised for its performance. The following year, the 3.0 CSL was released, the "L" referring to the word "Leicht," which means “light” in German, the L was embodied in the light aluminium body and aerodynamic adjustments. This model won every edition of the European Touring Car Championship from 1974 to 1979. Shortly after the introduction of the CSL, Bayerische Motoren Werke also released an equivalent, meant to be sold to customers. This E9 variant was named CSi and was built for four years. This model had more luxury in general: a range of options such as automatic transmission and electric windows. Mechanically, the car is equipped with a 2986 cc in-line six-cylinder engine that delivers 200 hp.
The sporty design by Wilhelm Hofmeister, the high-performance engine that provides a never-boring driving experience, and the typical BMW look - originating from the home region - on which the BMW 6-series is based today, make this classic car highly sought after by enthusiasts.