“It’s here at long-awaited last . . . with all of the high-priced, understated functionality of a Hardy Amies hair shirt. The BMW 2002 tii, exquisite penance for the unrehabilitated car addict.” –Car and Driver, February 1972. With its lightweight body construction, four-wheel independent suspension, rear wheel drive and front disc brakes, the 2002 Tii provided lively performance along with the practicality of a spacious cabin and a large luggage area. There was no other car at that time that could match the Tii. Power came from the reliable race-bred 2.0 litre M10 overhead cam 4 cylinder engine with Kugelfischer (Bosch) mechanical fuel injection producing 130 bhp, which powered this family car to a top speed of 185 km/h.
This round rear light model is finished in Royal Blue, and amazingly has been under the same ownership for the past 27 years. The BMW has been subject to an engine rebuild around 7 years ago, and has been well maintained since that point. The car has been regularly serviced and comes complete with a sizable history file. The 2002 Tii really is the definition of the “Ultimate Driving Machine”, and this example none more so. A great car to own and a good buy in the current market.