In the early 1960?s the BMW company faced a bleak future, full of doom, gloom, and obscurity. There had been no real innovation since the end of the Second World War, and they had little or no market penetration outside of their native Germany.
The BMW 2002 was the car that changed all this and was instrumental in establishing BMW as a leading force in the international car market.
The 2002 made its first appearance on the world stage in 1966, labelled as the 1602. Then the engine capacity was increased, first to 1766cc, and eventually to 1990cc for the final 2002 engine. The 2002 as such was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1969, but...