BMW 2002 tii (diecast 1:18, AUTOart)

  • BMW 2002 tii (from 1971)
  • AUTOart
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • red
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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History and Origin of the BMW 2002 tii

The BMW 2002 tii is a famous classic car and part of the so-called "New Class" that Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) produced in the 1960s and 1970s. This series played a crucial role in the company's comeback after World War II. The 2002 tii was part of the first generation of the series, which was built between 1968 and 1976. The introduction of this model marked a significant milestone in the history of the German car manufacturer. The predecessor of the 2002 tii was the BMW 1600-2, which laid the foundation for the development of this successful model series. Technical advances brought by the BMW 2002 tii included engineers like Alex von Falkenhausen. The year 1968 when the BMW 2002 tii was first produced also saw significant events like the release of The Beatles' "Hey Jude" and Richard Nixon's election as US President. These examples give a glimpse of the timeframe in which this car originated.

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Technical Data and Design of the BMW 2002 tii

The BMW 2002 tii was equipped with a 2.0-liter M10 engine that produced about 130 horsepower at 5,800 rpm. This power allowed the car to reach a top speed of around 190 km/h (118 mph) and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in about 9 seconds. The "tii" in the model designation stands for "Touring Internationale Injection" and refers to the mechanical Kugelfischer fuel injection, which was a significant innovation at the time. This technical feature significantly contributed to the vehicle's performance and fuel efficiency. The elegant design of the BMW 2002 tii was the result of the creative work of designers like Giovanni Michelotti. The clean lines and compact proportions of the car made it a popular model among car enthusiasts and collectors alike. Besides the distinctive twin headlights, the characteristic kidney grille also defined the car's appearance.

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The 1/18 Scale Model by AUTOart

The version of the BMW 2002 tii shown here is a detailed 1/18 scale model made by AUTOart. The miniature is an exact replica of the original and is based on Diecast material, providing high detail accuracy and durability. The model car is part of the collection of Modelly member "Oldtimer". In the photos, it is evident that the miniature is painted in a rich red color that captures the charm of the original. The well-defined lines and authentic reproduction of the headlights and front fascia give a realistic impression of the real vehicle. The factory-style alloy wheels that adorn the model in the fashion of the actual 2002 tii are particularly striking. The intricate details like the precise chrome trim and the lovingly recreated interior are examples of the high quality that AUTOart achieved in producing this model. This attention to detail makes the model car a sought-after collector's item.

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Interesting Facts and Continuity of the Model

The BMW 2002 tii was developed with an innovative spirit that reflects the rapid technological advancements and high design standards of the 1960s and 1970s. The first models were introduced in 1968 – the same year when the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" captivated audiences and the civil rights movement in the US reached its peak. Such historical milestones help to better understand the context and significance of the car. Many of the technical advancements of the BMW 2002 tii were groundbreaking and set benchmarks for BMW's upcoming model lines. The love for meticulously recreated models like these shows how the enthusiasm for automotive history and engineering is reflected in the miniature world.


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