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(from BMW Press
Release) Munich. The BMW 02 models are cult cars that
uniquely embody the spirit of the 1960s and '70s. The aim was to
revive this exciting era by reconstructing the 2002 tii model out of
individual components. Motoring nostalgics can experience the
legendary "young classic" close up from 06 - 09 April at the world's
biggest historic vehicle show, Techno Classica in Essen.
Old into new
The idea was hatched
last year. The plan was to bring the BMW 2002 tii back to life using
available spare parts, on the basis that Mobile Tradition - the BMW
Group's heritage division - is today still able to provide some 90
per cent of all components for the BMW 02. It seemed a logical step,
then, to reconstruct this ever-youthful recent classic. Master
mechanic Arthur Herrmann and Klaus Kutscher, head of the BMW Mobile
Tradition workshop, set to work on an original bodyshell from the
1970s. In a "Glass Workshop" specially constructed for the purpose
on the site of the BMW Museum Exhibition next to the Olympic Tower,
the car was gradually put together piece by piece - to the delight
of thousands of visitors monitoring its progress live since May
2005. Eleven 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
From 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).