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.
See full 1972 BMW Turbo Concept Gallery here
|built at||Munich, Germany|
|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|
|top speed||~250 kph / 155.3 mph|