stand for 50 years BMW 02 sportiness, everyday practicality and comfort - and thus for virtues that characterize BMW to this day. Six representatives of the 02 series met to celebrate the anniversary of the great comparison test, including BMW 2002 tii, 1802 touring, 1600 and 2002 convertible, 2002 turbo and 2002 GT4 FRUA.
When BMW in March 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show with the 1600-2 (Type 114), the so-called 02-series ushered in, you extended the existing model range skillfully down by now offered for the middle class driving dynamics two-door sedans with a sporty character. That the series over the next eleven years of construction time become synonymous with the typical BMW "driving pleasure" should be in sports, but nevertheless fully suitable for everyday use interpretation, because hardly anyone had in Geneva at that time have thought. Whether lively curve driving on the highway, fast stretches of motorway or racing sports at rallies, in the slalom course or on the race track - a BMW 02 made a good figure and quickly became the favorite of family men or racing drivers.
The BMW 02 series meets for comparative test
To date, nothing has changed to the positive overall picture of the 02. On the contrary: He has long since become a cult object in the classic car scene. Market prices are now handsome, and the fun factor is due to the low vehicle weight and engine size cheerful high. For our review of half a century BMW 02 have to compare test equal to six outstanding representatives of the BMW-02 era in Munich at the feet of the BMW headquarters, the "four cylinder"Gathered: 1600 Cabriolet, 1802 touring, 2002 Cabriolet, 2002 tii, 2002 turbo, as well as with the 2002 GT4 Frua a coupe to 02 basis, of which only two versions were built - one in 1969 and 1970, the copy shown here.
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The BMW 02 series from 2002 to 2002 tii turbo
Specifications BMW 2002 tii R4-cylinders, displacement: cc 1990 Power: 96 kW / 130 hp at 5800 / min, max. Torque: 178 Nm at 4500 / min, four-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, L / W / H: 4230/1590/1410 mm Empty weight: 990 kg, acceleration: 0 to 100 km / h in 10 s, speed: 190 km / h construction period: 1971 to 1975 Price (1971): 12,765 Mark.
BMW 2002 tii - this is the stuff of many a youthful dreams of the early 1970s were woven and have remained so to this day. The explanation for this is of course quite simple, marked its four-cylinder but the sporty pinnacle of the 02-BMW with naturally aspirated engines. In addition to that of a manifold injection and ball Fischer-pump reinforced 2002 tii was good for as splendid base for motor sports activities. So quite a few copies found their way to the race track in some cases heatedly tuned form. More on the subject: Classic BMW limos with sports flair
Specifications BMW 1802 touring R4-cylinders, displacement: cc 1766 Power: 66 kW / 90 hp at 5250 / min, max. Torque: 143 Nm at 3000 / min, four-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, L / W / H: 4110/1590/1380 mm Empty weight: 1030 kg, acceleration: 0 to 100 km / h in 12 s, speed: 165 km / h construction period: 1971 to 1974 Price (1973): 11,460 Mark.
After five years of production of various models of the BMW 02 series a variant which nearly gave the performance of the BMW 2002, but was significantly less expensive appeared in 1971 with the 1,802th This model with 90 PS there were 1,971 to 1,974 in the hatchback version touring with the type designation 1800 touring or, from 1973 on, BMW 1802 touring. More on the subject: More on the subject: Comparison test BMW 2002 turbo vs. M2 and M 1 Series coupe
Specifications BMW 1600 Cabriolet R4-cylinders, displacement: cc 1573 Power: 63 kW / 85 hp at 5700 / min, max. Torque: 124 Nm at 3000 / min, four-speed transmission; Rear-wheel drive, L / W / H: 4230/1590/1350 mm Curb weight: 960 kg, acceleration: 0 to 100 km / h in 13.5 s, top speed: 160 km / h construction period: 1967 to 1971 Price (1970 ): 11,980 Mark.
From the outset, the BMW 1600-2 quickly became a best seller, but he offered everyday practicality and driving pleasure at an affordable price and in attractive packaging. Sexiest model in this line was the 1967 to karossierte at Baur in Stuttgart full convertible. Who as invested around 2,000 marks more for the sedan, was with the BMW 1600 Cabriolet an exclusive car whose career was marked out as a future BMW classics already due to the low production number of only 1,682 copies. More information: The best Alpina-BMW in the world
Specifications BMW 2002 Cabriolet R4-cylinders, displacement: cc 1990 Power: 74 kW / 100 hp at 5500 / min, max. Torque: 157 Nm at 3500 / min, four-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, L / W / H: 4230/1590/1360 mm Empty weight: 1040 kg, acceleration: 0 to 100 km / h in 12.5 s, Maximum Speed: 170 km / h, construction period 1971 to 1976, Price (1976): 14,985 Mark.
One of the more rare variants of the BMW 2002 was built by Baur in Stuttgart Cabriolet version with safety latch. While there had indeed given the full convertible, but developed a new solution on the basis of a possible tightening of safety regulations. then there was an open BMW 2002 with roll bar and solid rear side windows, which, however, could offer no longer quite the thrill of open-top driving completely and visually did not achieve the harmony of the full convertible. Nevertheless, such Cabriolet is now one of the very sought 02ern. More about: 2002 BMW Hommage (2016)
Specifications BMW 2002 turbo R4-cylinders, displacement: cc 1990 Power: 125 kW / 170 hp at 5800 / min, max. Torque: 240 Nm at 4000 / min, four-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, L / W / H: 4220/1620/1410 mm Empty weight: 1080 kg, acceleration: 0 to 100 km / h in 8.0 s, Maximum Speed: 211 km / h, construction period: 1973 to 1974 Price (1974): 18,720 Mark
As early as 1966 had Falkenhausen, constructed on the M10 construction staff involved in Paul Rosche and apple Beck a 260 hp Formula 2 engine version 2.0 liters and four-valve cylinder head, and Falkenhausen thus took part in world record attempts. So in the racing oriented as it was Falkenhausen, he sat down in 1968 then for the use of turbo technology, which the turbo finally went in the fall of 1973 in the form of 2002 series. Thus BMW launched - ahead of Porsche with the 911 Turbo - the first German production car with a turbocharger to the market. PS 170, a pronounced turbo lag and the low weight of only 1080 kg ensured outfitted for 211 km / h and an extremely sporty driving experience, however, required due to the performance characteristic has a rounder at the wheel. More on the subject: to have used Alpina-BMW
Specifications BMW 2002 GT4 FRUA R4-cylinders, displacement: cc 1990 Power: 88 kW / 120 hp at 5500 / min, max. Torque: 167 Nm at 3600 / min, four-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, L / W / H: 4250/1590/1300 mm Empty weight: 1060 kg, acceleration: 0 to 100 km / h speed limit 185 km / h Year : 1970th
Last but not least, completes an absolute rarity our 02 sextet - the 2002 GT4 Frua. Pietro Frua led 1944-1983 an exclusive club for body design in Turin. The beginning of the 1960s came Frua with the company glass into the business and designed the bodywork for all major glass automobiles. After the takeover of Glas by BMW AG in 1966, Frua tried to get by BMW design assignments. Since then, however, experimented with BMW's coupe designs, the GT4 design by Frua was not accepted for a production vehicle. The 2002 GT4 Frua based on the technology of the BMW 2002 ti. The second copy shown here, which differs in many details from the first version from 1969, was first shown at the Paris Motor Show in October 1970 and offers a form linguistic dynamics that can be described with the word breathtaking just totally inadequate. More information: Comparison Test BMW 2002 tii vs. turbo
BMW 2002 tii
BMW 1802 touring
BMW 1600 Cabriolet
BMW 2002 Cabriolet
BMW 2002 turbo
BMW 2002 GT4 FRUA
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The term "legend" Although I have often my love trouble, but not at the BMW of the 02 series. They are so much more than just an old steel body on four wheels plus some engine and equipment. They embody a terrific piece of BMW history, serve today true "driving pleasure" and let the racing fan a comforting shiver slide when he reminisces about the Heyday of unique M10 four-cylinder. How variable was not only the grandiose M10 engine, but the entire BMW 02 in its construction, the body blanks impressively demonstrate. Whether limousine, full convertible, ironing Convertible, touring or Frua Coupé - all of them are pretty as a picture, so timelessly beautiful and sexy fall. Another reason why the BMW of the 02 series are sought after by classic car fans case today.