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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Remembering of the first BMW supercar concept in the 1970s

Off course the world's car enthusiasts are certainly familiar and understand, if they asked about one of the characteristics of BMW cars. Well, by seeing what is in the front of the car contained the typical grilles kidney shape of the Bavarian automotive manufacturer. But did you know if the car as follows called the BMW E25 Turbo Concept is the current existed BMW supercar ancestor?
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept designed by Paul Bracq and intended to commemorate one of the world's most known sport events, the Summer Olympic Games of 1972 held in Munich, German. (Picture from: Motor1)
Uniquely, there is an exotic part of this concept car that is inspired by the legendary 300 SL Coupe made by its rival manufacturer of the 1950s and is lastly applied and seen attached to the figure of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. Did you know what the part is?
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept is built on a BMW 2002 modified chassis also powered by a 2,000 cc 4-cylinder engine. (Picture from: FavCars)
The BMW E25 Turbo was made as a concept car intended to commemorate one of the world's most known sport events, the Summer Olympic Games. At the time in the 1972, those major sport event was held in Munich, Germany so the BMW made these concept cars.
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept looks futuristic for the public of the 1972, as if it's appeared much too soon before the time it should be. (Picture from: MotorSA)
This concept car is designed by an automotive designer named Paul Bracq, and is built on a BMW 2002 modified chassis also powered by a 2,000 cc 4-cylinder engine which was taken from that BMW's 1970s car model as well. The car's engine able to develop the power up to 276 hp at 7,100 rpm and reached 100 kph from a standstill in 6.6 seconds, while the top speed was 250 kph.
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept looks futuristic with its exotic gullwing doors that is inspired by the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe made by its rival manufacturer. (Picture from: BMWBlog)
The car looks futuristic for the public of the 1972, as if it's appeared much too soon before the time it should be aka past its era. As can You see, the car featured with its elegance gullwing doors plus the safety aspects that are equipped with side impact beams, then there's security monitors to monitor braking distances and foam shock absorbers to reduce the car's collision effects installed in the front and rears.
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept is very sporty with appearance dominantly in box-shaped design plus the typical dashing appearance of the Bavarian manufacturer. (Picture from: FavCars)
As its gullwing doors are installed really exotically so (reportedly) make other manufacturers (are tempted) and competing to make doors as beautiful as the E25 Turbo. Really? Let's take a look for the exterior, the car is very sporty with appearance dominantly in box-shaped design plus the typical dashing appearance of the Bavarian manufacturer.
Hence the E25 Turbo Concept later also inspire and used on the BMW's first production supercar as well as the first product of BMW's high-performance division, the M Peformance, which was later known as the BMW M1 then followed by the BMW 8 Series E31 in its the first batch also uses its design.
And technically, besides known as the first exotic car models from this Bavarian manufacturer and the E25 Turbo Concept becomes the benchmark for developing sporty products for future generations of BMW car models as well. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MOTOR1 | BMWBLOG | DRIVETRIBE ]
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