BMW Turbo

BMW Turbo -

The E25 Turbo concept car was built by BMW as a celebration for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. It was designed by Paul Bracq, with gullwing doors and was based on a modified 2002 chassis with a mid-mounted engine. The Turbo featured a 200 hp turbocharged version of the engine from the BMW 2002, foam filled front and rear sections to absorb impact, side impact beams, a braking distance monitor utilizing radar, and a futuristic cockpit.

Only two were ever built. BMW later used the Turbo's design themes on the M1, the 8-Series, the Z1 and the 2008 M1 Homage Concept.

Technical Data

  • Motor: Four cylinder Mid-engine
  • Displacement: 1990 cc
  • Power: 206 kW (280 PS; 276 hp) (Turbocharged) at 7100 rpm
  • Transmission: Four speed manual
  • Vmax: 250 km/h (155 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h: in 6.6 Seconds
  • Weight: 1,272 kg (2,804 lb)
  • Length: 4,155 mm (163.6 in)
  • Width: 1,880 mm (74.0 in)
  • Height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,400 mm (94.5 in)
  • Examples built: 2
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