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Lot 109

1974 BMW 2002 Tii Alpina A4S

  • Chassis no. 02735630
  • Engine no. 02735630
  • Alpina Engine No. 2088

Sold for €67.200

Country: Turkey

Documents: Turkish Vehicle Registration Document

195 bhp, 1,998 cc OHC inline four-cylinder engine with fuel injection, five-speed manual G transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, McPherson struts, anti-roll bar, and telescopic dampers; independent rear suspension with coil springs, semi-trailing arms, anti-roll bar, and telescopic dampers; and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,499 mm

  • One of the most exciting variants of the 2002 platform
  • Just over 30,000 kilometers from new
  • Garnet Red Metallic and fitted with Recaro Sport Seats
  • Modified to A4s specification by Alpina, and fully certified

Considered the definitive sports sedan, the BMW 2002 transformed the company into what it is today. With roots branching into the ‘New Class’ of family sedans first offered in the early 1960s, with four-cylinder, single-overhead camshaft engines, these vehicles defined BMW for years to come. The success of these cars cannot be understated. During the 12-year model run, a total of 398,434 were built, including 196,845 2002s between January 1968 and June 1975.

The A4S could be had for roughly twice the price of a standard 2002. However, many would argue that the premium was well worth it for the added performance, as power was increased to 195 horsepower. Originally finished in Garnet Red metallic with a fabric interior, chassis number 02735630 was born as a 2002 Tii and immediately built to Alpina A4S specifications.

Even in standard form, the 2002 has always been considered as one of BMWs most enjoyable cars to drive. The Alpina A4s ratchets up the excitement even more, as one of the rarest and most desirable variants of the 2002. It would hold pride of place in any enthusiast’s garage, or better yet, on the open road!

Moteur 4-cylindres en ligne, 1 998 cm³, 1 ACT, 195 ch, injection, transmission manuelle à cinq rapports, suspension avant avec ressorts hélicoïdaux, jambes McPherson, barre antiroulis et amortisseurs télescopiques, suspension arrière avec ressorts hélicoïdaux, bras semi-tirés, barre antiroulis et amortisseurs télescopiques, freins à disque ventilés sur les quatre roues. Empattement : 2 499 mm.

• Un des modèles les plus excitants de la gamme 2002
• 30 000 km d’origine
• Peinture grenat métallisé, équipée de sièges Sport Recaro
• Modifiée aux spécifications A4S et certifiée par Alpina

Considérée comme la berline sportive ultime, la BMW 2002 a permis à l’entreprise de devenir ce qu’elle est aujourd’hui. Prenant leurs racines dans la nouvelle catégorie de berlines familiales proposées depuis le début des années 1960, équipées de moteurs quatre cylindres à simple arbre à cames en tête, ces véhicules ont défini le style BMW pour les années à venir. Le succès de ces modèles ne peut être sous-estimé et, durant leur 12 années de carrière, 398 434 exemplaires ont vu le jour, dont 196 845 BMW 2002 entre janvier 1968 et juin 1975.

Les A4S coûtaient approximativement le double d’une 2002 standard. Cependant, pour de nombreux utilisateurs, le supplément était largement justifié par le surcroît de performances, la puissance passant à 195 ch. Proposée dès l’origine avec une peinture grenat métallisé et un intérieur en tissu, la 2002 Tii portant le n° de châssis 02735630 a immédiatement reçu les spécifications Alpina A4S.

Dans sa configuration initiale, la 2002 a toujours été considérée comme l’une des BMW les plus agréables à conduire. L’Alpina A4S fait grimper l’excitation d’un cran, étant un des modèles les plus rares et les plus désirables de la gamme 2002. Elle tiendrait une place de choix dans le garage d’un enthousiaste ou, encore mieux, sur route ouverte !

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