To bring the old times to present, German carmaker BMW decided to rebuild the BMW 2002. After the work will be done, the model will go on display at the Essen Techno Classica, the largest specialist fair for classic models in the world. Under the hood it will have a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of developing 130 BHP, like the original model built back in 1973. This amount of power will enable the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds. Once again BMW Group Mobile Tradition will be welcoming visitors in Hall 12 of the Techno Classica automotive show, where the 2002 tii will be on display.
The new BMW 2002 was rebuilt with the idea to revive and to embody the spirit of the 1960s and 1970s.
Old into new
The main idea in building the BMW 2002 tii was to use all the available spare parts and the BMW Group's heritage division to provide some 90 per cent of all components for the BMW 02. To reconstruct the car in this way seemed a logical step. . Master mechanic Arthur Herrmann and Klaus Kutscher, head of the BMW Mobile Tradition workshop start to work on an original bodyshell from the 1970s and in this way the car was gradually put together piece by piece.After 11 months and some 4,000 spare parts later the new BMW 2002 tii, model year 2006, goes on display at Essen's Techno Classica, the world's largest specialist fair for classic models.
The crazy seventies
Inka, a glowing shade of orange, is one of the typical colours favoured during the "crazy seventies". In keeping with that era, the new BMW 2002 tii shines brightly in this flower-power hue guaranteed to get the pulses of car aficionados racing.
The heartbeat of the newly revived dream car is provided by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 130 bhp, as in the original model built back in 1973. That's enough power to take the 1,030-kilogram car from standstill to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds. Even the top speed of 190 km/h reached 30 years ago on roads dominated by the VW Beetle was a creditable figure - and still makes for a superlative driving experience today. Sipping an average 9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, this four-wheeled gem came with a price tag of DM 14,400 attached.
Oldster made up of new parts appears at Techno Classica
Starting with 6 April 2006, interested car fans have the opportunity to take a closer look at this old model made up of new parts. Once again BMW Group Mobile Tradition will be welcoming visitors in Hall 12 of the Techno Classica automotive show, where the 2002 tii will be on display - not behind glass this time.
The successful project has spawned more of the same, ensuring that the Glass Workshop does not remain empty. Visitors to the BMW Museum Exhibition at the Olympic Tower will be able to observe another "new-but-old cult car" taking shape on the hydraulic platform - this time it's a BMW 528 (E12).
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