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      03-24-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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BMW Hints at 2 Series by Revisiting 02 Series Model History?

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With the 2 Series coupe set to make its debut later this year (production begins in November), BMW may be sending out teaser signals with this recent video.

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Originally, it was only an internal designation, but these digits were to become the stuff of legends: 2, later 02. In 1966, volume production started up for the 02 Series. This series was extraordinarily successful in reinterpreting the concept of the sports saloon and played a major role in motor sport long after production had come to an end.

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      03-24-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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The 2002 tii Turbo is my hands-down favorite classic BMW.



I can't really understand much of what he's saying...but I caught Porsche Killer lol
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Great little video. Looking forward to the 2 series. Can't wait.
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It was a love affair with 2002 tii for me.
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Great video! Made me smile no mention of the 2002 touring though; my all time favorite bmw
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So does that mean 4 cylinder M2? 2.2l I4 making 370 PS?
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So does that mean 4 cylinder M2? 2.2l I4 making 370 PS?
I hope so.
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These old commercials are funny. Overtaking in corners and always driving in faster side on the road.
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So does that mean 4 cylinder M2? 2.2l I4 making 370 PS?
I hope so.
Me too,

Although a 5 cylinder is strangely missing from the current modular set-up. That might be nice, they sound better than 4s.
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      03-25-2013, 06:21 AM   #11
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Me too,

Although a 5 cylinder is strangely missing from the current modular set-up. That might be nice, they sound better than 4s.
What is it strange? I'm not sure BMW has ever made a 5-cylinder, outside of aircraft engine, maybe. The I5 is Audi's historical favorite.
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Me too,

Although a 5 cylinder is strangely missing from the current modular set-up. That might be nice, they sound better than 4s.
What is it strange? I'm not sure BMW has ever made a 5-cylinder, outside of aircraft engine, maybe. The I5 is Audi's historical favorite.
Not strange in terms of heritage sorry.

I suppose it was strange to me in terms that they are pushing ahead with a modular 500cc per cylinder approach with 3 cylinder engines now on the horizon. Often the downside of the 6 is the heavier front end, yet the 4s never sound as good or as smooth. A compromise for a performance model could have been a 2.5 5 cyl that is all I meant. I do like the note of the focus ST 2.5 5 Volvo engine.
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5cyl is heavier than 4cyl. and not run so smooth and rev up so fast than 6cyl. because need balance shaft. Not very good platform and either it´s not ligth weigth. I wound 2.5L Audi R5 engine weigth (183kg), Bmw I6t weigth 190kg.
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5cyl is heavier than 4cyl. and not run so smooth and rev up so fast than 6cyl. because need balance shaft. Not very good platform and either its not ligth weigth. I wound 2.5L Audi R5 engine weigth (183kg), Bmw I6t weigth 190kg.
Thanks I guess that answers my query
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Love nostalgia. I hope the new 2 captures the spirit of the original. The 1 series was supposed to be the reincarnation of the 2002 but it really wasn't.
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200 plus km on the road with one hand on the steering wheel while talking to the video camera. You got to love those fun loving Germans! 2002 tii was the car that I fell in love with back in the 1970s.
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Just waiting... & waiting..


What do I lease in the mean time?
I am in the same place - might get a M235 in January to hold me over until the M2 is finally here
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So does that mean 4 cylinder M2? 2.2l I4 making 370 PS?
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I hope so.
That's probably a little high - they don't want to get too close to the upcoming M3/4
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Not strange in terms of heritage sorry.

I suppose it was strange to me in terms that they are pushing ahead with a modular 500cc per cylinder approach with 3 cylinder engines now on the horizon. Often the downside of the 6 is the heavier front end, yet the 4s never sound as good or as smooth. A compromise for a performance model could have been a 2.5 5 cyl that is all I meant. I do like the note of the focus ST 2.5 5 Volvo engine.
Ah, I see what you mean. Yeah, I have to admit that while I appreciate all the inherent benefits of an I6, the sound of an I5 is just incredible. As Holander pointed out, there some significant downsides to an I5 though. I'm not sure BMW would make those sacrifices when the gap between I4 and I5 is so tight.
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Is the 2 Series going to be the BMW version of the Toyota GT86? It depends on weight I guess. And BMW will ask 10K more (for a 128i).
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So does that mean 4 cylinder M2? 2.2l I4 making 370 PS?
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I hope so.
That's probably a little high - they don't want to get too close to the upcoming M3/4
Its already close and destroys it in torque already.
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