Lot 111

2018   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2018

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

SOLD $143,000


$140,000 - $170,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

A Rare and Desirable High-Performance BMW
One of 1,672 Examples of the 2002 Turbo Built
The First Turbocharged European Production Car
Spiritual Predecessor to the Legendary M Series
Accompanied by Factory Steel Wheels and History File

Technical Specs

1,990 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Kugelfischer Mechanical Fuel Injection
Single KKK Turbocharger
170 BHP at 5,800 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle has been fitted with factory 2002 alloy wheels, not Turbo alloy wheels as stated in the catalogue.

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BMW won the 1969 European Touring Car Championship with a works-prepared turbocharged 2002. Relying on this racing experience, the company debuted the 2002 Turbo at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show, making it the first production turbocharged automobile ever offered by a European manufacturer. This potent variant produced 170 bhp and was capable of a 0–60 time of seven seconds and a top speed of 130 mph. Part of the Turbo package included a body-colored front spoiler, black rear spoiler, and aggressive wheel flares and graphics package.

This outstanding 2002 Turbo, finished in rare Polaris Silver, was delivered new in Switzerland. The 2002 was imported into the US by the consignor, a devoted and selective collector of European sports cars, in 2014. Carefully maintained throughout its life, this rare BMW presents brilliantly as an example of restoration when necessary with preservation of original components whenever possible. Driveability has been greatly enhanced with the installation of a proper dogleg five-speed gearbox. It has additionally been fitted with attractive factory 2002 Turbo alloy wheels; the original steel wheels and documentation of its Swiss provenance accompany the car.

Exotic, rare, powerful, and sought after by BMW enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, this 2002 Turbo is an impressive example of German engineering and would be an excellent choice for vintage motoring events, club activities, or spirited driving on country roads.