With the BMW Turbo, BMW was well ahead of its time – in terms of design, aerodynamics and safety features and how they could be integrated into the design and shape. Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, gives some insights and explains the ideas behind the concept.
The E25 Turbo concept sports car was built by BMW as a celebration for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.It was designed by Paul Bracq, with gullwing doors and was based on a modified 2002 chassis with a mid-mounted engine.
The Turbo featured a 276 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,nd a futuristic cockpit.
The car developed 206 kW (280 PS; 276 hp) at 7100 rpmand could reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 6.6 seconds. The top speed was 250 km/h (155 mph).Only two were ever built./wikipedia
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