-78 BMW 635 CSi
Photos by Alexander Wallem @Wallemphoto
BMW 6 Series (E24)
The BMW E24 is the first generation of BMW 6 Series grand tourer coupès and was produced from January 1976 to April 1989. It replaced the E9 coupés and was, after a 16-year hiatus, succeeded by the E63 6 series in 2003. The E24 was produced solely in a 2-door coupe body style.
BMW e24 is the sequel to the gorgeous 3.0 CS. the initial proposal for the E24 was a based on a BMW E9 3.0 CS with an increased height, but luckily, Bob Lutz (Sales & Marketing executive) rejected this idea and production form was significantly lower than the roof-raised 3.0 CS. This was the starting point for the legendary E24 6 series. The first models on the market were 630CS and 633CSi, built by Karmann for BMW - later all production was taken indoors by BMW.
A new model was presented in July 1978, the great 635 CSi with slightly different apperance. One of those was a front spoiler and a plastic/rubber back spoiler that reduced lift at high speed up to 15 percent. It had a new 3.5 litre (3453cc) engine that was developed by BMW Motorsport. The engine block was developed from the M49 racing engine that had been so successful in the mid and late seventies, and also from the M88 four valve per cylinder engine that powered the M1 mid-engined sports car. With such genes it was natural that the new
engine was coded M90.
Engine and gearbox
- 3453cc M90 engine
- Six cylinder SOHC, 30° slant installation
- Bore 93.4 mm, stroke 84 mm
- Compression ratio — 9.3:1
- Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
- Standard gearbox was a 5-speed Getrag 265/5.70
- 218 bhp at 5200 rpm
- 304 Nm at 4000 rpm
- 0-100 kmh — 7.3 seconds
- Top speed — 220 kmh
Classic racing colors and decals in combination with the beige interior look very elegant. This car comes from the first production series of the E24 and it was completely reconstructed from 2013 to 2015.
- Air conditioning
- Electric windows
- Leather upholstery
- Original radio
- Electric antenna
- Alloy wheels, 16 forged Remotec
- MANUAL sports transmission with first gear reverse
Although this is not a race car, but an elegant coupe with a strong engine and a comfortable suspension, it still has the appearance and legacy of it's relatives. It has been presented in Gatebil Magazine and Refuel.no.
The car is listed on finn.no at 299.000.- NOK
John Player Special
The combination of gold and black color on John Player Special’s cars is one of the most iconic racing patterns of the 70's and 80's.
Ayrton Senna in his Lotus 98T. The beginning of a Formula One Legend
Black Beauty: The Australian ‘JPS’ BMW 635 CSi
Most popularized by Formula 1 cars, it also hit the BMW 635 CSi E24 participating in the australian touring car championship (ATCC). The JPS Team of BMW has been using this model since 1981, competing the number of cars with V8 engines, such as Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon and Ford Mustang, as well as turbocharged, such as Nissan Skyline and Volvo 240. This battle was honored with master titles in 1985 and 1986, showing the fantastic racing potential of BMW.