BMW M235i vs BMW 2002 Turbo, a Quick Comparison

Since everyone is prone to compare the new M235i with the legendary 2002 Turbo, the guys from Auto Motor und Sport got the two together in the HQ to see exactly how they stack up to each other.
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Maybe the styling doesn’t have them looking the same, but there are a few things that make the two  similar and we’re taking a look at those things in the following lines.

In 1973, the 2002 Turbo was the model in the New Six that corresponded to speed. It was the first turbocharged production car in Europe and had 170 HP and 240 Nm (180 lb-ft) of torque coming out of a 2-liter 4-cylinder unit.

However, the oil crisis hit soon after its launch and the car was doomed, because it needed a lot of fuel to achieve those performances. However, it will always be regarded as one of the best handling cars in BMW’s history, thanks to a lightweight chassis and plenty of power.

Nowadays, it’s up to the M235i to do the same. The new model is also turbocharged but has 2 extra cylinders and 1 extra liter of displacement that helps it reach 326 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.

Of course, it’s a bit heavier, tipping the scale somewhere under 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs) but it’s also decked with a lot more optional features than its 40-year old predecessor and has a lot more power.

Depending on the steering feel, the M235i should be at least as entertaining as the 2002 Turbo. Furthermore, the level of high tech gadgets you can use inside the 2014 Bimmer will make the car an even more desirable model.

We know, we all love those older BMWs that were all about the driving experience, but let’s face it, we love listening to our favorite tunes from out iPhones while driving and having such amenities like heated seats and other stuff.

Via: Auto Motor und Sport


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