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Stamatis Tsirdimos

BMW 2002 Turbo

BMW 2002 Turbo

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This BMW 2002 Turbo wall print tells the story of the Bavarian manufacturer's most crucial model. It is not only the imposing Turbo body of the car or its turbocharged engine that makes it special. The BMW 2002 Turbo is the car that secures BMWs presence across the pond and achieves the timeless status of a cool vehicle in the United States.


Preface for the mighty BMW 2002 Turbo

At first, it is the relatively affordable small BMW 1600 that dominates a good portion of the US market. At that time the stunningly beautiful Alfa Romeos and extremely nippy Datsuns are the most desired cars. The 1.6-litre 2-door coupe version of 1600 is believed to be a very good value for money. But its 4-Cyl engine with around 80 hp doesn't make the car feel sporty and the hotter version 1600 Ti never appears in the States due to emission standards. As always, this creates an opportunity too exciting to not be followed.

At the time both the Director of product planning and the Engine designer at BMW, independently of one another, swap their M10s with 2.0 motors. The same idea also occurs to the legendary European importer Max Hoffman. It is him who demands a more powerful version to satisfy the American market. Soon the 2002 model is introduced and everyone gets to know the real feeling of driving a BMW.

Let it be "turbo"

2002 is created back then when BMW is an underdog. Back in 1969, when the Rolling Stones, skinny ties and mini-skirts are the new normal, BMW races a turbocharged version of 2002. The turbo technology is in its early days, hence not as reliable as today. But its progress seems to be just enough for Dieter Quester to win the European Touring Car Championship.

The production version of the 2002 Turbo is introduced in 1973 and becomes an instant success. It relies on KKK turbocharger and the 1600 Ti's Kugelfischer injection, producing 170 hp. The light body of BMW 2002 means stellar performance. Once the throttle sends the crankshaft revs above 4000 rpm and the turbocharger goes live, the car becomes unstoppable.

In Germany, the BMW 2002 Turbo is not well-accepted by the German Road Safety lobby. They believe the power of the car and its looks encourage drivers to speed up, misbehave and act dangerously on the road.

Sadly, the oil crisis of 1973 and 1974 that terminates the production of the BMW 2002 Turbo with just 1672 manufactured cars.

To us, it's an hobour to have this beautiful BMW 2002 Turbo wall print by the artist Stamatis Tsirdimos in our collection. You can order it now at Simply Petrol marketplace as a gallery-quality art print or as a poster.

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  • Fine art prints

    285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made

    Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.

    The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.

    This paper is designed for FineArt applications.

  • Posters

    180 gsm photo matt

    The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

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. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.

What is your return and refund policy?

Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.

Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.

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.