1973 BMW 2002 Turbo


1973 BMW 2002 Turbo

1973 BMW 2002 Turbo

BMW became the the european manufacturer to offer a turbocharged product with the introduction of this car. It was for the most part inexpensive and offered much more than the tii it was based on.

At the center of attention was the KKK BLD turbocharger which offered a light boost of .5 bar. Other changes near the engine included a larger radiator and an oil cooler. These modifications, combined with the fuel injected tii engine offered 170 bhp. Such power is quite impressive considering the standard spec tii had 130 bhp.

It is important to note that the 2002 Turbo suffered from severe turbo lag. Although, when the turbo does kick in, the power is noticeable. It is especially noticeable during gear change when the power drops down quite suddenly.

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In Detail

built atMunich, Germany
price $ $6 600 usd
engineTurbocharged Inline-4
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainSOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement1990 cc / 121.4 in³
bore89.0 mm / 3.5 in
stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in
compression6.9:1
power126.8 kw / 170.0 bhp @ 5800 rpm
specific output85.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight157.41 bhp per tonne
torque239.9 nm / 176.9 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires185/70VR-13
rear tires185/70VR-15
front brakesDiscs
f brake sizex 254 mm / x 10.0 in
rear brakesDrums
r brake sizex 249 mm / x 9.8 in
front wheelsF 33.0 x 15.2 cm / 13.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 33.0 x 15.2 cm / 13.0 x 6.0 in
steeringWorn & Roller
f suspensionMacPherson Struts
r suspensionSemi-Trailing Arms
curb weight1080 kg / 2381 lbs
wheelbase2500 mm / 98.4 in
length4220 mm / 166.1 in
width1620 mm / 63.8 in
height1410 mm / 55.5 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.35:1, 1.86:1, 1.28:1, 1.00:1, :1
top speed~209.2 kph / 130.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~7.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph~23 seconds

Auction Sales History

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 4290499 – sold for $66,000 One of Only 1,672 Produced. An Astonishingly Clean, Well-Presented Example. Highly Original, Well Maintained 2002 Turbo. Single Ownership for Over 30 Years. “Swan-Song” Model of BMW’s Hallowed 2002 Series. First European Passenger Car to Feature a Turbocharger.
Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction