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BMW 2002 Turbo


BMW 2002 Turbo

It was in 1969 that BMW won the European Touring Car Championship with their turbocharged 2002, and it was from that car they developed a street-going version with the 2002 Turbo. The flared arches and racing stripes made it very obviously a circuit-inspired street car, and this was one of few cars at the time to use fuel injection. The street manners weren't so good and tractability wasn't the car's strong point, with the large turbo giving little power until the engine hit 3,800rpm, though by then it summoned an extra 46lb ft (63Nm) of torque (one-third more power) for an incredible hit in the back. This put the car into sub-8-sec territory for the 0-60mph dash, almost unheard of then from anything but a top sportscar. Suspension - MacPherson struts up front and a semi-trailing arm rear with anti-roll bars both ends - kept the car planted on the street, as did the wide alloy wheels.

BMW 2002 Turbo Specifications

Top speed:130 mph (208 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.6 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:121 ci (1,990 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:170 bhp (126 kW) @ 5,800 rpm
Max torque:177 lb ft (240 Nm) @ 4,500 rpm
Weight:2,381 lb (1,082 kg)
Economy:18.1 mpg (6.4 km/I)
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