The M30B30 engine is the 3.0-liter (2986 cc) version of the M30 engine. The fuel injected version of the 2,986 cc (182.2 cu in) M30 debuted in 1971 in the E9 3.0 CSi and initially used the Bosch D-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection system. In 1976, the fuel injection system was upgraded to Bosch L-Jetronic electronic …
The BMW E3 is a German six-cylinder luxury car in the body of a 5-seater sedan from the manufacturer BMW AG. It belongs to the New Six family. Produced from 1968 to 1977. In addition to the large engine, the model features large tires, sports suspension and other ease of use. A total of 190 thousand copies of the E3 were produced in various modifications and engine displacement (maximum 3.3 liters), 71 thousand of which were American models with the name Bavaria.
The BMW E3 Sedan went into series production in 1968 after a brief pause in which the successful future of the New Class and 02 series was laid. BMW engineers and designers have developed a completely new luxury car, with ultra-modern body lines.
A distinctive feature of the BMW E3 sedan from all BMW cars was that this model was intended to continue the active production of luxury sedans.
In the BMW E3, all criteria for comfort and quality were met, and for demanding customers, a version with an extended wheelbase was available.
Beneath the immaculate bodywork was a remarkably polished M30 six-cylinder engine. This engine was installed on all E3 models, but had a different displacement and name depending on the modification – from 2.5 to 3.3 liters and from 150 to 200 hp, this power unit was developed under the guidance of the legendary racer Alexander Falkenhausen. Both carburetor and injection engine options were available.
The production of the BMW E3 started in November 1968 with the 2500 and 2800 in February 1969. In May 1971, the range was supplemented by the 3.0 S 3.0-liter model, and in September of the same year by the 3.0 Si fuel-injected version. In January 1975, the 2.8-liter 2.8 L and 3-liter 3.0 L were launched into series production, and a little later in the year the 3.3 Li was released to replace the 3.3 L, a 3.3-liter injection version with a wheelbase of 10 cm longer than standard large class models. The lengthening of the car was made thanks to the lengthened rear of the cabin.
In the North American market (USA and Canada), the BMW E3 was introduced for sale in 1969, it was the 2500 E3. At the initiative of BMW’s US importer Max Hoffmann, the 2500 version was replaced in 1971 by a new Bavaria model with a 2.8-liter engine (in Europe this model was known as the 2800 E3), and in 1972 the 3.0 S / Bavaria began to be sold in parallel.