Produced for the 1973/74 season only, the legendary BMW 2002 Turbo was Europes first turbocharged production car. Demands for increased power for its medium-sized saloon had prompted BMW to introduce the original 2002 in 1968, and it was the fuel-injected 2002tii that provided the basis for the models ultimate expression - the Turbo - which was readily distinguishable by its deep front air dam, wheelarch extensions and boot-mounted spoiler. This top-of-the-range model had been introduced following a successful racing programme that saw a works entered, turbocharger equipped 2002 win the 1969 European Touring Car Championship in the hands of Dieter Quester. Faced with having to compete against the Porsche 911 (subsequently banned from touring car racing) BMW opted for bolt on horsepower courtesy of a turbocharger, the result being a hike from 210 to around 270bhp in race trim. The road version made do with only 170bhp, which in a compact package resulted in outstanding performance; the Turbos top speed was 130mph, making it the fastest and most exciting medium-sized sports saloon of its day. Today this rare model (only 1,672 were made) is rightly regarded as a modern classic and much sought after. This left-hand drive 2002 Turbo comes with BMW main agent service history up to 1991 at 40,000 miles and has covered a total of only 51,500 miles from new. The car is finished in Polaris Silver Metallic with black Skia trim sports seats, while other noteworthy features include an original three-spoke sports steering wheel; Turbo-style alloy wheels; heated rear windscreen; rear seat belts; and over-mats. There is an original book pack with the vehicle as well as the original keys. A genuine original example of this very rare collectors item, the car is offered with current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5 registration document.