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    BMW 2002 Ti

    Pictures taken on November 16th 2004, with a Olympus D-540Z camera. Location: Oostvoorne, the Netherlands.
    Subject: BMW 2002 Ti

    Since I first saw it a while ago, i have always loved this car !!! It looks absolutely stunning.The featured example seems in absolutely perfect condition on first inspection. It is in storage about 100 metres from my house, whre my dad has his car in storage too. I spooted a similar cr, or perhaps the same, a few times around town and once in a nearby town called "Abbenbroek".

    Since i actually do not know much about it, i have copied some things Google found.


    At the Frankfurt, Germany, auto show in September 1961, BMW displayed a prototype of a sedan it called the "New Class" sedan. The New Class was so good, that it would become the blueprint for virtually every production BMW over the next three decades.

    The first production model was the 1500. It had the first four-cylinder automobile engine BMW had manufactured since the 30s. 24,000 units were built.

    The next New Class sedan was the 1800, launched in September of 1963, with a 1773cc, 90 hp engine. Some interesting variations of the 1800 were the 1800 Ti (18,417 units) and the 1800 Ti/SA (200 units).

    In 1964, a 1600 model replaced the 1500. 10,278 cars were built between 1964 and 1966. Other models included the 1600-2 and the 1600 TI.

    The 2000 and 2000 TI began production in January 1966. The 1990cc engine had either 100hp with a single Solex 40 carburetor or 120hp with dual Solex carbs.

    The evolution was complete with the 2002. BMW produced a 2002 ti (120hp) and a 2002 tii (130hp and 120mph top speed). The 2002 Turbo was unveiled at the 1973 Frankfurt auto show. Only 1672 cars were built in 1973 and 1974.

    The 2002 also help put BMW on the map in North America when in 1968, several enthusiastic 2002 owners formed the BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA). 2002 racing...

    http://www.bmwworld.com/models/newclass/2002.htm
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    In the fall of 1967, the 2002 came to the U.S. and it was greeted with healthy sales, but mixed reviews. Under the hood of the 2002 was an in-line four-cylinder engine sporting 1990cc (121.4 cid), and a rating of 100 hp at 5,000 rpm. Its cast-iron block with aluminum heads and single overhead camshaft used a compression ratio of 8.5:1 and created 123 lbs of foot torque at 3,000 rpm. The performance version, the Ti, did not make it to our shores due to ever tightening emission requirements. It added about 20 horsepower through the use of a 9.3:1 compression ratio, and twin Solex carbs. Top speed went from 100 mph to nearly 115 mph. The 2002 sits on a 98.4" wheelbase and measures 166.5" from bumper-to-bumper. The rooftop climbs to 55.5" and it weighs just a little over 2,070 lbs. Disc brakes were used on the front wheels, while the rear wheels utilized conventional drum brakes. Unusual for the day, suspension was independent all-around. A list price of $2,750 was comparable to a Mustang or Camaro with a six.

    WHATíS AVAILABLE
    The base 2002 sedan was produced from 1968 to 1975 with only a few minor styling changes. In 1969, BMW's 2002 models imported into the U.S.A. were equipped with tachometers and an upgraded interior with Saki fabric. In 1971 special alloy cast wheels using five slots for venting the brakes were used. Today these are considered a big plus in stock restorations.

    1971 also brought us the jewel in the 2002 BMW line-up, the Tii. It featured a German-designed Kugelfischer fuel injection system, a compression ratio of 10.3:1, and a horsepower rating of 130. The power to weight ratio was excellent at about 16 lbs. per hp. A targa/convertible version, which was actually a factory authorized conversion in Germany by Bauer, also made it to these shores in 1971. It was based on the base 2002.

    In Europe, the 2002Ti was replaced by the 2002-Turbo in 1973, with an advertised output of up to 170 hp from the 1,990 cc four-banger. The Turbo was never officially imported to the states.

    Starting in 1974, the federally mandated 5mph rubber-backed bumpers adorned U.S. versions, as did other "safety" features. All told, these added about 200 pounds to the weight of the car. Taillights went from round to rectangular.

    1976 was the last year of the 2002. The convertible and Tii were gone and the base four got dual hemispherical combustion chambers which helped with emissions and fuel efficiency in a gas-conscious world.

    Over the nine model year run a total of 339,084 2002 base models and 16,448 Ti versions were produced. 4,189 Cabriolets were converted by Baur and production for the Tii amounted to 7,451.

    IDENTIFYING A 2002Tii
    The most popular and sought after models are those that wear the "Tii" badge. To help verify that you have an authentic Tii, check the build plate located under the hood. On the 1972 and 1973 models, the Tii used an unique tag with the model identified on it, while the 1973 edition used a tag that showed 2002/2002Tii on it. For the '72 and '73 editions the id number prefix starts with "276", going from 0001 to 4522. For 1974 the prefix for the Tii models was 278, and they ran from 0001 to 2929.

    Also be sure to check the VIN on the steering column with the one under the hood to make sure they do match. (Original engines also have the same VIN stamped on them back by the starter mounting flange. Other items that denote original Tii models are larger brakes (a 23 mm master cylinder vs. the 20mm unit), a relocated alternator, beefed up suspension, and a clock.

    WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
    As good as these cars were, they arenít without faults. "They looked good on the street," says Les Jackson, a Washington D.C. based autowriter who has experienced 2002's at speed, "but their aerodynamics were rather poor. Above 75 mph the wind buffeted them around quite a bit, making them a real thrill to drive. One department where the 2002 was a champion," said Jackson, "was in the area of body rust. Everything from the fenders to the doors are very prone to returning to nature." Beside the body panels, also check out the rear shock towers as they often succumb to the elements. While looking at the shock towers in the trunk, check out the spare tire storage well. On later model cars the floor boards, especially under the front seats, should be thoroughly inspected.

    High mileage 2002 engines are perfect candidates for at least a head rebuild or replacement. Also make sure the fuel injection system is working properly on the Tii. When test driving a BMW 2002 you may find that the synchros are rather notchy between 2nd and 3rd. Generally these are robust gearboxes and should be completely serviceable despite occasional grinding.


    Most 2002s exhibit deterioration of the interior soft trim and the weather stripping around the windows and trunk lid. Also check out the headliner for water damage caused by a leaky sunroof.

    http://www.vmrintl.com/CCTM/General/...2/BMW_2002.htm

    unfortunately i have no more pictures available.I still have acces to the car, however it now is underneath a blanket, in storae.I have no clue about the owner, but prefer not to take pictures of it, without permission from him/he. I have spotted it around town a few times though.

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    some additional pics, one is the rare Touring version and the orange on the first is a 1600TI, which was more or less surplus to requirements when the 2002 was introduced.
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