Today everyone recognizes BMW as a sports luxury car manufacturer. Fans all over the world praise the performance of the modern-day M3's and M5's. BMW is a dream car for many, symbolizing prosperity and high social status. But a few decades ago, the future does not look so bright for the German manufacturer. The ’40s and ’50s are hard financial times for BMW.
However, BMW manages to raise some money and produce a car model that is about to change the brand's history forever. Of course, this is the BMW New Class (German: Neue Klasse) series and its iconic legacy, the BMW 2002. The car lays the foundations of BMW's fame as the ultimate driving machine.
Now a quick crash course. BMW 2002 is first launched in 1976. It comes with an underpowered 2-litre M10 engine, pumping out just 101 hp. Its “sporty” version 2002ti is with a double carburettor and 119 hp. Thankfully, BMW realises the potential of the model and creates the 2002 Turbo that utilizes a KKK turbo and pumps out 170 hp. This is the first turbocharged production car sold in Europe. The 2002 also features McPherson front struts with independent semi-trailing arm suspension in the rear, all aiding the fantastic handling characteristics.
These days it is kind of normal that a cheap 316 has just 136hp and a range-topping M3 has around 444hp. But back in the day having a 70 hp increase throughout the course of production of a single model is unimaginable.
Marc Carreras, a 3D sculptor at BMW and a fervent enthusiast of cars, scale models, and football, particularly supporting Barcelona. His passion leans towards the aesthetics of automotion, with a deep admiration for classic models from the '70s, '80s, and early '90s. These vehicles, characterized by intricate design details and the use of pure materials, hold a special place in his heart. The craftsmanship displayed in every aspect of those cars resonates with his automotive appreciation.
To meet our high-quality standards, we rely on the best available printing technology for Fine Art Reproductions and use the industry-leading printing machines made by EPSON.
Fine Art Print
310 gsm · 100% α-cellulose · genuine mould-made paper
Fine art prints are made on Hahnemühle German Etching - a white, 100% α-cellulose paper for archival standards. The mould-made etching paper features a distinct textured surface. With its premium matt inkjet coating German Etching meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.
Hahnemühle German Etching® FineArt media
Clearly defined felt structure
Museum quality for highest age resistance
Certificate of Authenticity
Security Hologram Sticker
180 gsm · matt-coated paper
Premium heavyweight paper, produced in Japan, at the highest industry standards with very good stability of the printed images. Particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images with intense colours and uniform matt.
Katana Photo Matt 180
Printed on EPSON SureColor P9000
UltraChrome HD 8-Color pigment ink
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to ship?
Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.
Standard shipping within the EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.
Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.
What materials are used?
We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.
For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.
Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.
What sizes are available?
Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options.
Popular sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, and 40x28 inches.
These prints tend to be on the larger side and are compatible with most ready-to-use frames.
What is your return and refund policy?
We provide a 60-day, no-questions-asked return policy for all print products, unless otherwise specified on the item. To be eligible for an exchange or refund, the products must be in the same condition as when they were received.
If you wish to initiate a return or exchange, please contact us via email. For more comprehensive information, please visit our dedicated Return Policy page on our website
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.
However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.
Can I track my order?
Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.