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  BMW 2002 Turbo
1973 - 1974
BMW 2002 Turbo
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BMW 2002 Turbo BMW 2002 Turbo BMW 2002 Turbo BMW 2002 Turbo

Metric   Imperial
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 4 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 1672 
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
121 in3 
Max Power
170 bhp @5800rpm 
Max Torque
117 lb/ft @4000rpm 
Power to Weight
157 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
108 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 85 bhp/litre 
Compression 6.9:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.50 X 3.14 in 
Fuel Cons
22 mpg 
Top Speed
130 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
7.3 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
6.7 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
16.0sec @???mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
166.2 in 
63.7 in 
55.0 in 
2432 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 6 X 13
6 X 13 
Tyres (F/R) 185/70 VR13
185/70 VR13 
Fuel Capacity
15 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £5000 - £15000

It may not be a fast performer by today's standards but the BMW 2002 was significant in that it was Europe's first turbocharged production car, paving the way for the likes of Porsche to follow.

The 2002's engine was originally developed for motorsport and it was in this environment that the turbo unit was fully tested. Turbo lag was massive by modern standards and no intercooler was fitted, nevertheless the 2002 was a lively performer with 60mph from standstill in just over 7 seconds.

The 2002's prominent 'turbo' badging proved unpopular with the authorities and that attitude coupled with the early 70's fuel crisis spelt the end of production in 1974 - the first and last BMW turbo charged road car.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
66% 61% 16% 17
Ranks 491 of 765 Ranks 588 of 765 Ranks 72 of 765 Ranks 82 of 765

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