BMW E9 3.0 CSL

The BMW E9 is a range of coupés produced from 1968 to 1975. Initially released as the 2800 CS model, the E9 was based on the BMW 2000 C / 2000 CS four-cylinder coupés, which were enlarged to fit the BMW M30 six-cylinder engine. The E9 bodywork was built by Karmann.

As a racing car, the E9 was very successful in the European Touring Car Championship and the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, especially the 3.0 CSL homologation model.

The E9 range was replaced by the E24 6 Series. Introduced in May 1972, the 3.0 CSL was a homologation special built to make the car eligible for racing in the European Touring Car Championship. 1,265 were built. The “L” in the designation meant leicht (light), unlike in other BMW designations, where it meant lang (long). The lightness was achieved by using thinner steel to build the unit body, deleting the trim and soundproofing, using aluminium alloy doors, bonnet, and boot lid, and using Perspex side windows. The five hundred 3.0 CSLs exported to the United Kingdom were not quite as light as the others, as the importer had insisted on retaining the soundproofing, electric windows, and stock E9 bumpers on these cars. The CSL was not sold in the United States.

  • Producer: Matchbox Bulgaria;
  • Scale: 1:60;
  • Year of manufacture: 1979;
  • Notice: none;

Aleksandar Kozhuharov

With love to small cars! I have been collecting scale metal car models for almost 3 years. The main scale in which I collect is 1:60 and 1:64. Favorite brands are Hot Wheels and Matchbox. I try to fill the whole series with all versions of the models. This site is a digitized catalog of my collection. Everyone is free to view and share the images on the site.