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BMW [Bracq] Turbo: Concept Car

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The Bracq Turbo


 I would really like to drive this coupe!!

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.

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

This car was awarded the "Concept Car" of the year honors in 1973

By 1979 the Turbo evolved into the M1, BMW's first "M" car.

References

1) Lewin, Tony (2004), The Complete Book Of BMW: Every Model Since 1950, MotorBooks International, p. 307, ISBN 978-0-7603-1951-2, retrieved 2011-04-28

2) Norbye, Jan P. (1984). BMW - Bavaria's Driving Machines. Skokie, IL: Publications International. pp. 154–155. ISBN 0-517-42464-9.

3) Noakes, Andrew (2005), "Unbeatable BMW 1972-1980", The Ultimate History of BMW, Bath, UK: Parragon Publishing, p. 82, ISBN 1-4054-5316-8

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