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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. BMW E12 M52TU swap

    Started by TernandoFoledo, 01-04-2019 11:02 AM
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  2. Trying to reach Frank Haas...

    Started by SILOmike, 04-13-2024 07:39 PM
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  3. Center Link Source for E12

    Started by SquareBox, 10-17-2023 09:38 PM
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  4. Post M30 Engine identification code

    Started by alirafaty, 01-11-2024 04:39 PM
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  5. CNG Or LPG

    Started by amirreza566, 01-02-2024 04:29 PM
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  6. Question E3 3.0 Si Motor swap posibilities

    Started by MotoCat, 01-01-2024 11:43 PM
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  7. 1972 Bavaria 3.0s ignition switch

    Started by gmaaske, 12-10-2023 09:42 PM
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  8. BMW 530i manual - e12 - slicktop - 1977

    Started by sharkski, 11-27-2023 10:51 AM
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  9. manual transmission

    Started by amirreza566, 11-14-2023 12:56 PM
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  10. BMW 3.0 CSI 1974 - Restoration

    Started by eduardo.fbf, 10-24-2023 08:37 AM
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  11. E9 CSL Race car

    Started by 2shores, 10-17-2023 12:35 PM
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