Become a Member: Get Ad-Free Access to All Our Content
1972 BMW Turbo Concept

1972 BMW Turbo Concept

1972 BMW Turbo Concept

Created for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, the Turbo Concept was an extreme version of the M1 supercar. Like it, the Turbo had a low profile, mid-mounted engine, and long sloping nose.

Paul Bracq was director of design and added many unique touches including a more rounded front nose, gullwing doors, rear fender skirts and a more sculpted rear end.

The interior was well detailed, and boasted a bevy of odd instrumentation that was likely inspired by the intense cockpits of fighter jets. Included were passive safety, design and, not least, driver assistant systems.

1972 BMW Turbo Concept Gallery

See full 1972 BMW Turbo Concept Gallery here

In Detail

built at Munich, Germany
engine Turbocharged Inline-4
displacement 1990 cc / 121.4 in³
power 208.8 kw / 280.0 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 140.7 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
gear ratios :1
top speed ~250 kph / 155.3 mph