BMW 1602 1973 Elegance Of Typical Small Sedan – BMW 1602 is a typical small sedan, Elegance body with very thin side pillars, illuminated interior and pillar C designer Wilhelm Hofmeister timeless designer. The BMW 02 Series is a compact executive car range manufactured by BMW German car makers between 1966 and 1977, based on a shortened version of the New Class Sedan. The 02 Series captures the attention of fans and makes BMW an international brand.
The first BMW 02 Series produced was 1600-2 later renamed 1602 in 1966. In 1975, the 02 Series was replaced by the E21 Series 3. 1600-2, as the first designated “02 Series” BMW, was an early-stage BMW, and smaller, cheaper, and less well organized than the New Class Sedan that became its base. BMW design director Wilhelm Hofmeister commissioned a two-door project to staff designers Georg Bertram and Manfred Rennen. The 23 cm (9.1 inches) shorter length and lighter wheelbase and lighter weight of the two-door sedan make it more suitable than the original New Class sedan for sports applications. As a result, the two-door sedan became the base of the Series 02 sport.
Beginning in 1968, a convertible based on the BMW 02 body was built by Karosserie Baur. A hatchback, called the Touring model, developed from the 02 body, which is available from 1971. Only 25,827 Touring models are sold, therefore the model was discontinued in 1974.
1600-2 (“-2” means “2-door”) debuted at the Geneva auto show in March 1966 and was sold until 1975, with the designation simplified to “1602” in 1971. 1.6 L M10 engine produces 63 kW (84 hp ) at 5,700 rpm and 130 N⋅m (96 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm. In 1968, Road & Track declared US $ 2676 1600 “big car for the price”. And in 1972 the BMW 1602 had an electric version engine that made great innovations for the famous car brand at the time.
BMW 1602 1973 Elegance Of Typical Small Sedan