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Forum: 1968-1977 (E3, E9, E12)

(1968-1977) The line of six cylinder luxury cars produced at the time to compete against Mercedes Benz. The sedan (E3) and coupe (E9) provied to earn quite a reputable name in auto racing. Models were given names denoting their engine sizes, and suffixes to indicate the long-wheelbase (L) and fuel injection (i) available on later cars. The coupés were all named CS, followed by i (for fuel injection models) or L (for light-weight models, which also had fuel injection and higher power). The BMW E12 is the first generation of 5 Series executive cars, which was produced from 1972 to 1981 and initial models were powered by inline-four engines, using either a carburettor or fuel-injection. A year after launch, the first model powered by a straight-six engine was introduced. By the final years of E12 production, most models used a straight-six engine.

  1. Sticky Thread Parked: 1972-1981 (E12) knowledge base

    Started by BmBoy91, 11-12-2010 10:02 AM
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  1. Thumbs up Time capsule E12 520i at BAT

    Started by Retromotive, 05-14-2020 04:49 PM
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  2. E3 Racer

    Started by Shipper, 12-16-2012 07:34 PM
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  3. Any one have a Bavaria parts car?

    Started by OregonMTB, 04-24-2020 11:10 PM
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  4. WTB: 1976 bmw E12 530i left front quarter panel

    Started by Trese, 04-06-2020 02:20 PM
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    04-09-2020, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  5. BMW e12 Original taillights

    Started by dogabon, 04-07-2020 06:59 AM
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  6. Where do i find the electric choke plug 1980 E12

    Started by Bibiguy97, 01-01-2020 04:31 PM
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    02-09-2020, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  7. How do you turn on AC on an E12?

    Started by karlh1987, 10-21-2019 06:58 AM
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    12-11-2019, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  8. E12 rims replacement - help!

    Started by 817oakley, 08-30-2019 12:07 AM
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  9. E12 Project help needed

    Started by TernandoFoledo, 12-11-2018 09:49 PM
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    08-23-2019, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  10. MS42 and OBD II into E12

    Started by TernandoFoledo, 07-13-2019 12:55 PM
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    07-15-2019, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  11. 3.0 CSL enging racing

    Started by Rich8, 05-30-2019 02:37 AM
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    07-11-2019, 12:02 AM Go to last post
  12. 3.0CSL Auxilary Air Valve

    Started by Rich8, 06-13-2019 11:28 PM
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    06-22-2019, 11:26 PM Go to last post

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