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Old 08-10-2013, 11:58 PM
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Anyone know what year this car is?

I know it is an E9: 3.0 CSI

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Old 08-11-2013, 04:02 PM
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According to Wikipedia the (E9) 3.0 CSI was produced between 1971 and 1975. I'm trying to figure out the exact year, if it's possible. Here's to hoping there is an E9 detective among us. Thanks for all the help!
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:01 PM
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It is somewhat difficult to tell what year it is. If it was a Euro version then iwilladapt is correct: 71-75. If it was an American version then 71-72 because the bumpers are close to the body and not the giant aluminium ones used on 74, and the CS was not imported in 75. It is probably a Euro version because American side reflectors are not installed. If you could see the back then you might see the Euro only rear fog light. There are differences in the heater controls that would also give you a clue about the year. So many have been modified that it is really difficult to tell the model year without the VIN.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:35 PM
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I appreciate the info! I'm hoping there's some characteristic or way of telling the years apart. But I think you're right as far as it being both Euro and modified. Here's the back and a link to the source with a few more photos. Hope it helps!



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Old 08-17-2013, 06:13 AM
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3.0 cs

It could be almost any year. More than one coupe has been converted to the elegant bumpers. Also, If euro, it came with those bumpers.




Or during restoration the owner could have deleted side markers and added a Euro fog light like I did.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:30 PM
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bmw 2800 cs or 3.0cs 1970/1976 that looks like a 72

that looks like a 72 the car cs 1970/ 1976 i think tony
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:17 AM
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Hello, I am David Miller. I am new in this forum.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:52 PM
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hmmmm that looks like a 72 the car cs 1973 approx
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:44 AM
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If you go to the E9group forum Im sure someone knows the car.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:03 PM
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If you have the VIN you can find out year of manufacture
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