BMW Turbo X1 (E25) Concept 1972

Discussion in 'Cars' started by Neddo, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Neddo


    The E25 Turbo concept car was built by BMW as a celebration for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.[1][2] It was designed by Paul Bracq, with gullwing doors and was based on a modified 2002 chassis with a mid-mounted engine.[2] The Turbo featured a 200 hp turbocharged version of the engine from the BMW 2002, foam-filled front and rear sections to absorb impact, side impact beams, a braking distance monitor utilizing radar,[3] and a futuristic cockpit. The car developed 206 kW (280 PS; 276 hp) at 7100 rpm[citation needed] and reached 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 6.6 seconds. The top speed was 250 km/h (155 mph).[4]

    Only two were ever built.[5] BMW later used the Turbo's design themes on the M1, the 8-Series, the Z1 and the 2008 M1 Homage Concept.
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  2. hackbunny


    Always loved how the ugly little Blaupunkt stereo makes the whole dash/console look even more dated

    While we're looking at the console, may I direct your attention to the odometer? 4 km! Last time I saw it, a few months ago, it had reached a mere 32 km IIRC. Wonder if it can even still move under its own power