(Reprinted from Road & Track online magazine)
BMW put everything it knew in the early 1970s into the 3-liter coupe. With its twin-carb 170 horsepower straight-six engine and independent suspension with MacPherson struts, the 3.0 CS could accelerate to 60 in under eight seconds. Yet it came even more alive at highway speeds, taking care of the curves as well in true sports car fashion.
Its stunning body was built by Karmann, and that’s what made Tom McComas of Indiana fall in love with his ’72 four-speed in the first place. After getting hooked on BMWs thanks to a friend’s motorbike, he had to delay his purchase by a few hours due to his wife going into labor on their way to the dealership. They eventually returned to buy this blue 3.0 CS, which has been with the family ever since, sharing the garage with a 1985 M6, a 1992 325i convertible and two BMW motorcycles. He says it’s pointless to describe the driving experience.
Check out the video at www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/videos/a32126/this-1972-bmw-30-cs-coupe-is-timeless/?zoomable
EAS president/owner Kurt Krans also owns ’72 3,0 coupe, which he purchased in 1986 and recently had restored. You can see Kurt’s 3.0 Coupe up close and personal, as it’s displayed inside EAS near the newly remodeled EAS customer lounge.