BMW 2002 Turbo 1974

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Lot 390
BMW 2002 Turbo 1974

Sold for € 51,750 (US$ 57,395) inc. premium
BMW 2002 Turbo 1974
Châssis n° 4.290.165

•Une des seulement 1 672 construites
•Emblématique berline sportive des années 1970
•Historique d'entretien parfaitement documenté
•Immatriculée en Espagne

Produite pour la saison 1973/1974 seulement, la légendaire BMW 2002 Turbo fut la première voiture de série turbocompressée construite en Europe. La demande pour des puissances toujours plus élevées sur les berlines moyennes avait poussé BMW à présenter son originale 2002 en 1968, et c'est la 2002 tii à injection qui avait fourni la base de cette version ultime – la Turbo – qui était immédiatement reconnaissable à son grand spoiler avant, ses élargisseurs de passages de roue et son aileron sur le coffre. Ce modèle haut de gamme avait été présenté à la suite du succès rencontré dans le programme de compétition qui avait vu la voiture engagées par l'usine, une 2002 équipée d'un turbocompresseur, gagner le championnat d'Europe des voitures de tourisme 1969, aux mains de Hans Dieter Quester. Face aux Porsche 911 (qui devaient par la suite être bannies des courses pour voitures de tourisme) BMW avait opté pour la solution de facilité en « boulonnant » un turbocompresseur, le résultat étant un saut de 210 à 270 ch sur la version course. La version de série devait se contenter de « seulement » 170 ch, qui montés dans un petit gabarit donnaient des performances extraordinaires. La vitesse de pointe de la Turbo était de 290 km/h, ce qui en faisait la plus rapide et la plus excitante berline moyenne de son époque. Aujourd'hui ce modèle très rare (il n'en fut construit que 1 672) est considéré comme une classique moderne et très recherchée.

Cet exemplaire est vendu avec ses papiers d'immatriculation espagnole et un dossier substantiel de factures attestant de son entretien au cours des dernières 40 années (une attention toute particulière est recommandée).

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo Sports Saloon
Chassis no. 4.290.165

•One of only 1,672 made
•Iconic 1970s sports saloon
•Well documented maintenance history
•Registered in Spain

Produced for the 1973/74 season only, the legendary BMW 2002 Turbo was Europe's 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 model's 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 Turbo's top speed was around 290km/h, 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 example comes with Spanish registration papers and a most substantial file of invoices documenting its maintenance over the course of the last 40 years (close inspection recommended).
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