1974 BMW 2002 Turbo to Be Auctioned in Berlin on February 27

BMW 2002 Turbo 1 photo
Like it or not, as widely known for their atmospheric engines as BMWs are, the German company was also the first one to put a turbocharged petrol engine in mass production. The car that used it was the 2002 Turbo model back in the 1970s.
One of the only 1,672 units ever made is apparently going under the hammer in Berlin on February 27, in an auction organized by There’s no word on the starting price but since organizers are expecting to get around €50,000 for the car by the end of the auction, you can get a pretty good idea about it.

The model that’s going to be auctioned off is a 1974 model and it’s completely stock. That means it comes with a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine making 170 HP and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, numbers never before thought possible back in the day.

In standard guise, the car was capable of reaching a top speed of 211 km/h (131 mph) and used a manual 4-speed gearbox. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint took just 8.9 seconds, numbers hard to beat even to this day by average cars.

As expected, the 2002 Turbo was created by the Motorsport division and, to this day, remains a hallmark in driving dynamics thanks to its KKK turbocharger but also for its bespoke chassis. At €50,000 this is a true bargain.
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