THE HISTORY OF THE BMW M2 COUPÉ.
The BMW M2 Coupé sees BMW M GmbH building on the success of the 1 Series M Coupé. Like its predecessor, the M2 also sets the benchmark in the compact high-performance sports car segment. It continues the tradition of the legendary BMW M3 – the E30 from 1985. True to form, its heritage doesn’t end there. It’s also a close descendant of the infamous BMW 2002 turbo.
When the BMW 2002 turbo was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in autumn 1973 as the new flagship model of the BMW 02 Series, the first Oil Crisis was just beginning. This pivotal backdrop was a major factor behind the growth of the BMW 2002 turbo into one of the most emotionally rich cars of its time. Today, it is a hugely coveted classic. spacer
The BMW 2002 turbo was the 1st series-produced European car with a turbocharger. Only available in Polaris metallic and Chamonix paint finishes, it thrilled drivers with its dynamic repertoire. BMW engineers used a Kugelfischer fuel injection system and KKK turbocharger to gain 125 kW at 5,800 rpm from the two-litre four-cylinder engine. spacer