BMW 2002 art

 

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BMW 2002 fine car artwork by Marc Carreras.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.

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Today we all know BMW as sporty handling luxury car manufacturer. Kids and teenagers all around the world have posters of modern-day M3’s and M5’s on their walls and type away about the performance numbers in the YouTube comments sections. But just little over half a century ago, the future looked pretty bleak for BMW, 40’s and 50’s were financially hard times for the German manufacturer.

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However BMW managed to gather little money with the so-called New Class (German: Neue Klasse) and produced something that changed its history forever, we are talking about the BMW 2002 of course. Those of us who care less about having 500 hp under the bonnet and leather sits with 1000 way adjustment, remember this car as the one that started the fame of BMW as the Ultimate Driving Machine. The little, nimble great-grandfather of the three series and the car a lot of us probably drove as youngsters but never thought would hang high-end car art of it on our walls. Well, the day has come, and for the very least, we owe it to the next generation to educate them to cherish the humble beginnings of a car that started a cult following like no other. This is why we are more than happy to share with you this BMW 2002 art.

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Just to run a quick memory refreshment course, the 2002 came out in 1968 and ended production in 1976. A revolutionary car that initially came with an underpowered 2-litre M10 engine, pumping out just 101 hp and the “sporty” 2002ti with a double carburettor and 119 hp. Thankfully, BMW realised the potential and gave birth to the 2002 Turbo, utilising a KKK turbo and pumping out 170 hp, mind you this was the first turbocharged production car sold in Europe. The 2002 also featured McPherson front struts with independent semi-trailing arm suspension in the rear, all aiding the fantastic handling characteristics. These days we take it for granted to have a poor man’s 316 with just 136hp and a range-topping M3 with around 444hp, but back in the day having a 70 hp increase from the first year of production to last was unimaginable. What was probably unthinkable back then, was that the BMW’s of today would be so overweight. It seems that the formula of success has changed quite a bit, and that’s a pity for sure.

Now you can own this beautiful BMW 2002 art created by Marc Carreras and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.

Marc Carreras on his passion for cars, scale models, football, Barca, Porsche 993, working for BMW, and automotive design.

How did you get into cars?

Since I was a kid I always loved cars. My room was full with scale models and these were the only presents I asked for for a long time. Years passed by and I always dreamed in working in car design, even though I realized it wouldn’t be easy, however now I work as a 3D sculptor in BMW. So we can say I am surrounded by the automotive world.

If you have an option for a permanent exhibition, where would you like it to be?

If I could choose just one place to have my artwork exposed I would probably like it to be the Petersen Museum in LA. I was once there and fell in love with it. The architecture of the building and the exposition inside both impressed me, so it would be a pleasure to be featured there.

Imagine unlimited budget for just a one car. What a vehicle you’d have in your garage?

I would definitely go for a Porsche 993. This has always been my dream car. I was once very close to get one some years ago but was a little too expensive for me at that moment so I decided to wait for a little more. Unfortunately it has been one of the models which has increased the most his value so what was close to happen some years ago is now more difficult. I always regret not having purchased it.

Do you have specific motoring culture you admire and if yes, why?

To be honest I am more a fan of the esthetics of automotion than of the motorsport culture. What I love the most are the classic models, I think there is nothing like 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s if we talk about car design. I love the detail they used to put in each and every single part of a car. Also materials used were pure without as much plastic as we have nowadays.

If it weren’t cars, what would it be?

I have always been passionate about Football. I am a big fan of Barcelona and really enjoy watching it and also playing. Cars and football are my 2 passions.

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Size

Large – 28 x 28 inches | 71 x 71 cm, Medium – 22 x 22 inches | 55,8 x 55,8 cm, Mini – 12 x 12 inches | 30,5 x 30,5 cm, Small – 16 x 16 inches | 40,6 x 40,6 cm, X-Large – 38 x 38 inches | 95 x 95 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

 : Marc Carreras
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