1973 BMW 3.0 CS

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Rank: #5

Class: 1973

0-60 Time: 10.0 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from 1973 are ranked from fastest to slowest based on their 0-60 times. We crunched the numbers from the best estimates of several premier resources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more.

Pulling up at #5 in this class is the 1973 BMW 3.0 CS, which races 0-60 mph in 10 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Mellow Cars.

It lags behind the #4 ranked 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal by 2.0 seconds and darts ahead of the #6 ranked 1973 Porsche 914 2.0 by 0.3 seconds.

Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1973 BMW 3.0 CS vs. 1973 Porsche 914 2.0, you would WIN by 0.3 seconds!

If you happen to roll up next to another BMW, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1973.

Vehicle information

Year: 1973

Make: BMW

Model: 3.0 CS

Engine: I-6

Horsepower: 170

Torque: 185


Curb Weight: 3175

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $12,599

Performance statistics


Class: Mellow Cars

Rank: #2

Best 0-60 Time: 10.0 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 17.2 seconds

@ speed: 82.5 mph

Best Top Speed: 125.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.7 G

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