1974 BMW 2002 Turbo
Presented in the original and sought after combination of Chamonix White exterior with the original standard wheels in dark grey.
Very original condition and mechanically ready to be enjoyed in any prestigious Classic Car event.
Originally sold in France. Only 3 owners from new including a Car Museum in France.
The car has recently participated in the famous classic car revivals Chronodriver in Spain
One of only 1672 BMW 2002 Turbos ever built
Very iconic model accepted in both Classic Car Rallys and Concourse d'Elegance
The first BMW Turbo was the Paul Bracq concept design originally shown in 1972, this spectacular sleek concept car with gull-wing doors had a M10 turbo-charged engine at the heart of it. The scarlet show car never made it into production but did impress the motoring world of what BMW could do with a four-cylinder 2.0 litre engine.
In 1973 the BMW 2002 turbo became the first series-produced vehicle in Europe to feature turbo technology. In so doing, it turned the BMW 02 into a full-blooded sports car. Looking back, the advent of BMW turbo engine technology pointed the way for both the development of the sportiest BMW sedans and milestones such as the first Formula One World Championship title for a turbocharged car – won by Nelson Piquet in 1983.
BMW developed a new 2002 Turbo model in the early '70s and introduced it at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show. Its exterior paintwork featured racing-style stripes on both sides of the car, no front bumper, a redesigned more aggressive spoiler and wider wheels.
A unique feature about this model was the '2002 Turbo' words inscribed in reverse on the front spoiler, so the drivers in front of it would know what they were dealing with when looking in their mirrors. Due to intense criticism, this features was dropped on all production models after the official release.
The car was fitted with a 2.0L KKK (Kuhnle, Kopp and Kausch) turbocharged engine delivering an impressive 170 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. Car's on road performances were also impressive, resulting in a 7-second score on the 0-60 mph sprint and a top speed of 130 mph. It was the first European turbocharged production model in history. Its discontinuance in 1974 was caused by the famous '70’s Oil Crisis' (only 1672 units were assembled).
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