The BMW 2002 is without a doubt one of the most significant vehicles the Bavarian brand has ever produced, with many of its current production models deriving straight from the sporty little 2.0 liter business coupe.
In this concise history, we provide you with all the pertinent information regarding the vehicle and its brothers in the 02 model series.
The 2002 Turbo and 2002 Tii special editions as well as the cars with Alpina performance upgrades are also covered in this article.
As the business attempted to rebuild itself after the Second World War, the BMW 2002 turned out to be a significant turning point.
We must keep in mind that the tiny Italian-designed Issetta bubble car and the BMW 700, which resembled a Volkswagen, were two vehicles that had played a significant role in the company's struggle for survival during the 1940s and 1950s.
In 1968, the BMW 2002 made its debut. The base model had a single carburetor and produced 101 horsepower, which was only marginally more than the Datsun 510 was producing. The 2002 Ti model had twin Solex 40 carburetors and a higher compression engine, which produced a useful 119 horsepower and a top speed of 115 mph.
With four seats and a respectable boot, the BMW 2002 Ti now has performance to rival vehicles like the Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII. The car now weighed 2,300 pounds, but the 2002Ti had the power to move those extra pounds with the performance that drivers wanted.