BMW 635 CSI | Unique Cars and Parts

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BMW 635


It was mid-July 1979 in Belgium BMW unveiled the 635 CSI. In a return to tradition of producing performance-cum-luxury the 635 CSI was powered by what was virtually a version of the 3.5 litre competition BMW were very keen to out the gutsy in-line ‘six’ was not an 3.3-litre motor (as in the 633 CSi, and saloons) but was a detuned version of the which was fitted to the mid-engined M1 .

The M88 Engine

The M88 engine (the motor was designated M90) 160 kW at 5200 rpm – nine per more power than the 633CSi unit, but at 5200 of 5500 rpm. The bigger, was turbine-smooth, amazingly responsive, and enough to give the 635 CSi a top speed of than 218 km/h, as well as a km/h acceleration figure of 7.5

The revised suspension transformed the of the 635 CSI. There were detractors who believed BMW were to drop their performance when the Munich firm the 630 CS and 633 CSi models, but these people forced to eat their words got behind the wheel of the CSI. The may not seem so startling by today’s but it was bloody good for 1979 .

BMW’s thinking was … – they were to sell the new coupe body to motorists who didn’t necessarily a sports car, and the earlier undoubtedly attracted plenty of who wouldn’t have bought the old-style coupe, but liked the sophistication of the new-style model.

Thankfully the suspension was also good too. It was so well that BMW even made the suspension package available as an fitment to the 630 CS and 633 CSi at a cost of DM200 $85) for those owners who to corner faster and handle The 635 was recognisable by the deep front and the ‘rubber’ boot-lid spoiler.

At the CSI was fitted with superb Recaro seats, but production were made available BMW seats.

BMW 635

The Gertag Gearbox

The was mated to a five-speed Getrag no automatic transmission being And in a strange move, BMW decided the car should remain as a European car, not to be choked by emission and therefore not to be exported to the USA. The gearbox had a good spread of ratios, but there was some of the change itself on the first produced. BMW were listening, and set improving it.

The central lever had a spring to the centre of the ‘gate’, and because of it, could be confusion whan The change pattern was similar to from the era, with engaged with a left-and-back the other four speeds obtained through the normal

Motor testers noted first gear engagement be stiff and notchy, and was obviously to be so that it couldn’t be selected at The other four were enough, except, with spring bias it was possible to get when you want fourth. The gear-change procedure was a little Small gearbox criticisms the enormous power and torque of the ohc the responsiveness, and the fantastic handling the 635 CSi a real delight to drive.

There were few cars were its equal.

Right-hand models left the factory in 1979 with coupe (all models) being 6000 per year. The introductory in Germany was DM50.000 ($21,391 and BMW regarded the car as a bargain. Again, were right.The successor of coupe was born as 630CSi then with engine diversified to 2.8, 3.3 (exclusively for the US and then 3.5 litres.

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