2002 - 1968 to 1976

The 2002 is one of BMW’s most famous automobile models. While the 1500 had begun BMW’s reputation for sports sedans, the 2002 may be considered its ultimate incarnation. A two liter version of the Michelotti-designed two-door 1600, it cemented the company’s reputation for compact sporting sedans.

With its 1990cc engine, it produced 108 bhp (81 kW; 109 PS) in the 2002ti, and 130 bhp (97 kW; 132 PS) in the high-performance 2002tii, offering a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph).

Although almost exactly the same in appearance the tii had slightly larger wheels, larger front brakes, and a number of other mechanical modifications that made the car more fun and more desirable as a collector car. The 2002 Turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW’s first production turbo, it produced 170 hp (127 kW) at 5,800 rpm, with 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) of torque. 

1968 BMW 2002 specifications

1968 BMW 2002tii specifications

1973 BMW 2002 Turbo specifications

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