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    BMW 2002tii

    http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/c...g?t=1266128813
    Looks like it has potential! I am definitely not getting it, but whoever does is going to have a classic. It started off as a simple 1600 and BMW after a suggestion from Max Hoffman (one of their importers) stating that it would benefit from having a 2.0L straight 4 stuffed into it. The results were phenomenal! 130hp being sent to the rear wheels resulted in a car that would go from 0-60 just under ten seconds and a top speed of 118mph. Now these numbers don't seem like anything amazing today, but in the 1970's having a car like this meant you could dominate without being terribly obnoxious about it. The 2002tii ruled all cars of its class for one reason, there were no cars for it to beat out! Many believe this car to be the start of sport compacts. At the time BMW was nearly bankrupt and the launch of the 2002 is probably what saved them, this car was a huge success. The BMW 2002tii a simple recipe: a small practical coupe, a powerful engine in the front, and rear wheel drive in the back. This car I believe has had one of the greatest influences on the automobile industry of all time and if you are looking for a classic car that anyone can afford even today then I say this is the car to look for, just make sure it has a decent paint job!
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    What actually saved BMW is the Isetta and later the father of this, the 1500, which established them as a force in the sports saloon market.

    It's main rival was the Alfa Romeo Giulia, also another famous name for sports saloons. They even battled on the tracks in the European Touring Car Championship.
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    not the Isetta, the 700 did the trick...
    and while the 2002 emerged in 1968, with 100 BHP, the 1602 TI was already available earlier with 105 BHP. The 2002 TI and Tii (Injection replacing the carburettors) were not the main 02 cars, the simple 2002 was.
    The 2000 engine is actually the same block as the 1602, so it was not too difficult to put it into the 2002. (Underneath the front parts of the four door 1800-2000 was virtually similar to the 2-door version).
    I think it is a bit overstating to hold Hoffmann responsilbe for the 2002.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    not the Isetta, the 700 did the trick...
    Both did, didn't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Both did, didn't they?
    well, the 600 didn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    well, the 600 didn't
    Well yes but that was BMW trying to be too clever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    What actually saved BMW is the Isetta
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    Both did, didn't they?
    I thought the Isetta was a great failure lol
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    The 5-series stable mates were the failures.
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    I guess my post isn't all the well informed o.O I was going through craigslist and came across that car and it seem pretty interesting.
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    Of course a 2002 is great, but they are quite popular and cheap, at least here. The faster version are rarer and more expensive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwmakemh View Post
    I guess my post isn't all the well informed o.O I was going through craigslist and came across that car and it seem pretty interesting.
    no problems, but actually there was already a thread about the car.
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...tml#post391042

    here is 2002 in race trim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    no problems, but actually there was already a thread about the car.
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...tml#post391042

    here is 2002 in race trim.
    Oh gosh, lol my post is a fail compared to that. Oh well I tried.
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    we will try to have the threads merged....don't let this put you off

    here is a car still owned by BMW and shown regularly
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    Yeah, lol thanks =]
    I'm going to read that thread you sent me, I would love to learn a bit more about this car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    we will try to have the threads merged....don't let this put you off

    here is a car still owned by BMW and shown regularly
    Is this the one that they made new from parts they still had around?

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