BMW 2000 Touring Tii

POA
Vintage

Key Details

Price
POA
Make
BMW
Model
2000 Touring Tii
Year
1972
Location
Lisbon
Mileage
45.000 km
Power
130 hp
Gearbox
Manual
Fuel type
Petrol
Color
Orange
Drive
Rhd
Engine
L4
Interior Color
Black
Condition
Restored

Description

“BMW hesitated long and hard before adding the new touring to the range in 1971. The powers-that-be were keen to broaden the reach of the 02, which had been on the road for five years by this point. But the development of a totally new body type would be quite the wallet-lightener, not to mention a risky proposition. The new variant was intended to share the front and side sections of the existing 02, but then offer buyers genuine variation from the B-pillars back. Enhanced versatility and functional appeal made an excellent fit for the evolving zeitgeist; customers now demanded extra practicality from their car, but that didn’t mean they wanted to confuse it for a van. 

And so the new touring defied classification as either a coupe or an estate car in the classical sense. Instead, it carved out a distinctive and previously uncharted niche for itself. The touring was 12 cm shorter than its sedan stablemate (and 3 cm lower), but its large tailgate combined with the split/folding rear seat backrests to create a load area of eye-catching dimensions, one which could swallow some really quite large items of cargo. Added to which, the rakish new design provided the universally familiar 02 range with a dramatic refresh. Such a youthfully sporty Nullzwei caught everyone by surprise.” Courtesy of BMW Group Classic.

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