The BMW New Class was a line of compact saloons and coupes produced between 1962 and 1977. The New Class began with the 1500, a new automobile with a new engine. It was BMW’s 1600 saloon of 1966, with new two door medium-sized bodywork, that really underlined the German manufacturer’s path on the road to success.
Already the company’s four cylinder, overhead camshaft engine and McPherson strut front and coil spring/trailing arm rear suspension had been proven in its larger four door saloons, and when this was allied to the new 02 Series 1600 it was a recipe well received.
The 1600-2, as the first ’02 Series’ BMW was designated, was an entry-level BMW, and was smaller, less expensive, and less well-appointed than the four-door sedan on which it was based. 1602 made its debut at the Geneva auto show in March 1966 and was sold until 1975, with the designation being simplified to ‘1602’ in 1971. Within two years Road & Track was sufficiently impressed to call it “a great automobile for the price.”
Described as being in good condition throughout, this fine 1974 BMW has had only four owners from two different families in the last forty-one years. With recently refurbished wheels and finished in blue with a dark blue interior, this car in original condition and no modifications. Supplied with a V5 document, MoT valid until November and original service history, this car is a lovely example of 1970s German engineering.
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