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  BMW Turbo
1972
BMW Turbo
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BMW Turbo BMW Turbo

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Concept
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Number Built
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
Capacity
121 in3 
Max Power
276 bhp @rpm 
Max Torque
 
Power to Weight
220 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
 
Specific Output 139 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
163.6 in 
Width
74.0 in 
Height
43.3 in 
Weight
2804 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £n/a - £n/a
 
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The stunning BMW (E25) Turbo concept was first displayed at the 1972 Paris Motor Show.

Created by Michelotti, it was designed by Paul Bracq primarily as a testbed for future BMW road car technology, but also as a celebration of the Munich Olympics. Technology included innovations such as impact absorbing bumpers, radar distance control and a turbo charged engine (from the BMW 2002). These features are now commonplace, but were a real technological breakthrough back in the early 1970s. The exterior continued the advanced technology theme, with a dramatic wedge shape and gull-wing doors.

While two examples were built, the Turbo was never conceived for production, although it clearly influenced BMW's first (and some say only) true supercar, the M1.


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