The BMW E24 is the first generation of BMW 6 Series range of grand tourer cars, which was produced from January 1976 to 1989 and replaced the BMW E9 coupé.
The E24 was produced solely in a 2-door coupé body style. All models used petrol straight-six engines, with the majority (aside from the M635CSi/M6 model) using a version of the BMW M30 engine family. The E24 was initially based on the E12 5 Series platform, until it switched to the newly-released E28 5 Series platform in 1982.
The E24 was designed by Paul Bracq. Unlike its E9 predecessor, the body of the E24 has a B pillar.The initial proposal for the E24 was based on a BMW E9 3.0 CS with an increased height, in order to make it easier for customers to enter and exit the vehicle. However, Bob Lutz rejected the proposal, eventually leading to the shape of the E24 in its production form.
Production started in January 1976. A total of 86,216 cars were built prior to production ending in April 1989.
Originally the bodies were manufactured by Karmann, but production was later taken in-house to the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. Early series one E24s in original condition are now quite rare.
In 1982, the E24 platform changed from the E12 5 Series to the E28 5 Series, resulting changes to exterior styling, engines, chassis, suspension, electronics and the interior. The struts in the new front suspension were double-linked ones, making the car less likely to dip under hard braking. The new rear axle was nearly identical to the trailing arm layout of the E28 528i, with a new pitman arm to control camber changes. Meanwhile, the ventilated rear discs had proven a needless complication and were replaced with solid ones. The rust protection was improved considerably along with the facelift.
The 635CSi engine was updated to the 3.430 ccm M30B34, which used a smaller bore and longer stroke than the previous 3.453 ccm M90 engine. The 635CSi became available with a wide-ratio 5-speed manual.
This 635 CSi example is equipped with the manual 5-speed transmission. Engine and transmission work perfectly. The car has been extensively refurbished, only original BMW parts were used. It comes with Belgian registration documents.
|Engine||3.430 ccm, 218 PS, I6|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Grey|
|Color - interior||Beige|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||251.434 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||WBAEC7102D8171731|
|Location - Country||Czech Rep.|
|Location - City||Pisek|
2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3430 cm3, advertised power: 160 kW / 215 hp / 218 PS (DIN), torque: 310 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4755 mm, width: 1725 mm, wheelbase: 2625 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1430 kg; top speed: 229 km/h (142 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 6.8 s; 0- 100 km/h 7.2 s