1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

BMW produced the turbocharged model known as the BMW 2002 Turbo as a limited-production model, with only 1,672 units produced between 1973 and 1975. It was notable for being the first production turbocharged car from BMW and one of the first turbocharged production cars in Europe.

The 2002 Turbo is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 170 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The car is equipped with a four-speed manual transmission and accelerates from 0-60 mph in around 7 seconds.

The 2002 Turbo was known for its impressive handling characteristics, making it a popular choice among driving enthusiasts during its production years and a sought-after classic car today. It had a nearly 50/50 weight distribution, which made for balanced handling and stability, independent suspension on all four wheels, which helped reduce body roll in corners. Its chassis was stiff to reduce flex and improve handling. The car was equipped with disc brakes all round, which provided excellent stopping power, and its steering was responsive with a quick steering rack, which enabled the driver to make precise inputs.

The 2002 Turbo was a highly sought-after and exclusive car during its production years, and was owned by several notable individuals which include: three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda, American actor and racing driver Paul Newman, British pop icon and car lover David Bowie, French F1 driver Jacques Laffite, who used his 2002 Turbo as a daily driver, and Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani This particular model is a Phase 2 from 1974, in Chamonix white. It was purchased from its previous owner in Sweden, has done 5,000 kms since a full engine and gearbox restoration and is available for sale at Boutsen Classic Cars in Monaco.

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