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BMW 2002 Turbo (1973 - 1974)

Last updated 18 March 2013

 
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The first mass-produced European turbo car
Turbo lag, rust
1,670
were produced
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Introduction

Think of the BMW 2002 Turbo as the M3 for the 1970s, and you're not a million miles away. It was a pocket-sized saloon with true sports car performance - and thanks to the addiiton of that KKK-blower, it was capable of acceptable fuel consumption is driven with restraint - just the ticket for 1973's energy crisis.

The 2002 Turbo was Europe’s first turbocharged production car, and like all the earliest cars to sport a blower, the 2002 Turbo was prodigiously powerful and suffered from massive turbo lag. But keep it spinning above 3000rpm, and anticipate when the turbo would start blowing, and there were few saloons in the world that could keep up. Only 1672 were built, making them rare and expensive today.

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