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  1. BMW 2002 and other '02

    Forum dedicated to all technical and non-technical BMW 2002 and other '02 related topics. Built from 1966 to 1977. Models covered are the 1502, 1600-2, 1602, 1802, 2002/ti/tii, Touring, Convertible, Targa. Please keep the section on topic and remember to be polite to other members

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  2. BMW 2002ti and BMW 1600ti Owners Group

    Forum dedicated to all technical and non-technical BMW 2002ti and BMW 1600ti related topics. Please keep the section on topic and remember to be polite to other members

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  3. BMW 2002 Turbo Discussion

    Forum dedicated to all technical and non-technical BMW 2002 Turbo and other '02 related topics. Please keep the section on topic and remember to be polite to other members

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  4. BMW Neue Klasse Discussion

    Forum dedicated to all technical and non-technical BMW Neue Klasse Sedan related topics. Built from 1962 to 1977. Models covered are the BMW 1500, BMW 1600,  BMW 1800/ti/tisa, BMW 2000/tilux/ti/tii/cs. Please keep the section on topic and remember to be polite to other members

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  5. BMW 1600GT Discussion

    Forum dedicated to all technical and non-technical BMW 1600GT Coupe related topics.  Please keep the section on topic and remember to be polite to other members

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  6. BMW 700 Discussion

    Forum dedicated to all technical and non-technical BMW 700 related topics. Built from 1959 to 1965. Models covered are the Sports Coupe, Convertible, Saloon, Rennsports, Luxus, CS, LS & RS. Please keep the section on topic and remember to be polite to other members

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  7. BMW 2002 and Neue Klasse Events

    Past and Present event information. Use with the calendar.

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  9. Project Blogs - Archive

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  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiling of the Neue Klasse Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The elegant little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits but, more importantly, created an entirely new
    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    In 1966, BMW was practically unknown in the US unless you were a touring motorcycle enthusiast or had seen an Isetta given away on a quiz show.  BMW’s sales in the US that year were just 1253 cars.  Then BMW 1600-2 came to America’s shores, tripling US sales to 4564 the following year, boosted by favorable articles in the Buff Books. Car and Driver called it “the best $2500 sedan anywhere.”  Road & Track’s road test was equally enthusiastic.  Then, BMW took a cue from American manufacturers,
    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German classic cars)—throughout their long production, they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy, rear-wheel drive, two-door sedan.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately, exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run.   I’ve extracted t
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