The BMW 02 Series is a range of compact executive cars produced by German automaker BMW between 1966 and 1977, based on a shortened version of the New Class.
BMW's director of product planning together with the designer of the M10 engine, each had a two-litre engine installed in a 1600-2 for their respective personal use. When they realized they had both made the same modification to their own cars, they prepared a joint proposal to BMW's board to manufacture a two-litre version of the 1600-2. At the same time, American importer Max Hoffman was asking BMW for a sporting version of the 02 series that could be sold in the United States.
The Touring version of the 02 Series became available with all engine sizes at the time, including the 2002 tii (of which only 422 examples were made) as the replacement for the 2002 ti. The 2002 tii used the fuel-injected 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) engine from the 2000 tii, which resulted in a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph). A 2002 tii Touring model was available throughout the run of the tii engine and the Touring body, both of which ended production in 1974.
This example comes from this last production year, but was first registered 3 years later in September 1977. The car is in perfect collector's condition, sale from a museum collection in Germany.
|First registration date||28.09.1977|
|Engine||1.990 ccm, 130 PS, I4|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Yellow|
|Color - interior||Black|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||44.914 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||3430331|
|Location - Country||Germany|
|Location - City||Lalling|
2-door touring body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1990 cm3, advertised power: 95.5 kW / 128 hp / 130 PS (DIN), torque: 178 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4230 mm, width: 1590 mm, wheelbase: 2500 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1010 kg; top speed: 186 km/h (116 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 8.9 s, 0-100 km/h 9.4 s (declared by factory)