Produced for the 1973/74 season only, the legendary BMW 2002 Turbo was Europe’s first turbocharged production car. Demands for increased power for its medium-sized saloon had prompted BMW to introduce the original 2002 in 1968, and it was the fuel-injected 2002tii that provided the basis for the model’s ultimate expression – the Turbo – which was readily distinguishable by its deep front air dam, wheelarch extensions and boot-mounted spoiler. This top-of-the-range model had been introduced following a successful racing programme that saw a works entered, turbocharger equipped 2002 win the 1969 European Touring Car Championship in the hands of Dieter Quester. Faced with having to compete against the Porsche 911 (subsequently banned from touring car racing) BMW opted for ‘bolt on’ horsepower courtesy of a turbocharger, the result being a hike from 210 to around 270bhp in race trim. The road version made do with ‘only’ 170bhp, which in a compact package resulted in outstanding performance; the Turbo’s top speed was 130mph, making it the fastest and most exciting medium-sized sports saloon of its day. Today this rare model (only 1,672 were made) is rightly regarded as a modern classic and much sought after.
This left hand drive example comes with BMW main agent service history up to 1991 at 40,000 miles and has covered just over 51,000 in total from new. The car is finished in Polaris Silver Metallic with black sports seats. It also comes with its original three spoke steering wheel, heated rear windscreen and rear seat belts. There is an original book pack with the car as well as the original keys. A genuine original example of this very rare and sought after car.
Dieser Linkslenker kommt mit dem BMW Betriebsablauf und ist insgesamt nur 51.000 km gefahren. Das Auto ist gefertigt in Polaris Silber Metallic mit schwarzen Sportsitzen. Zudem hat es ein original 3-Speicher-Steuerrad, heizbare hintere Windschutzscheibe und hintere Sicherheitsgurte. Es gibt einen original Buchsatz mit dem Auto, sowie die original Schlüssel. Dieses sehr seltene und heiß begehrte Stück ist ein echtes Original.
|Auction||Techno Classica April 2016|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
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