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BMW 2002 and Alpina: books - history and technology

A book on the BMW 2002 or Alpina? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of BMW.

Das grosse BMW-02-Buch (Reprint)

1966 überrascht BMW die deutsche Öffentlichkeit: der 1600-2 betritt die Automobil-Bühne. Mit ihm perfektionieren die Bayern ihr erfolgreiches Konzept. In einer Zeit, wo andere Automobilhersteller nur technisch biedere Hausmannskost anbieten können, wird die zweitürige Limousine bald zum Inbegriff für die "Freude am Fahren".

Dieses Buch erzählt die Erfolgsgeschichte der 02-Serie. Und nicht nur deren Modellhistorie: Alex von Falkenhausen, der geniale Motorenkonstrukteur, berichtet über die Motorenentwicklung. Den unzähligen Rennerfolgen, den Marketing-Strategien, den Cabriolets von Baur sowie dem zeitgenössischen Tuning sind eigene Kapitel gewidmet.
Ein Rückblick auf die fünfziger Jahre, eine Kaufberatung, zahlreiche unveröffentlichte Fotos und Zeichnungen sowie umfangreiche technische Daten und Produktionsstatistiken vervollständigen dieses Buch.

Author:Stafan Schrahe
Specs:160 pages, 34 x 24.5 cm / 13.4 x 9.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2014)
EAN:9783868529432
Book: Das grosse BMW-02-Buch (Reprint)

Das grosse BMW-02-Buch (Reprint)

Language: German

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BMW série 02, l'enfant prodige de Munich (Top Model)

Étroitement dérivée de la berline Neue Klasse, la série 02 va contribuer à la spectaculaire renaissance de la firme bavaroise, alors au bord de la faillite. Un succès commercial retentissant qui permet à BMW de s'imposer très rapidement parmi les meilleurs spécialistes européens de la sportive de moyenne cylindrée.

Pages of the book BMW série 02, l'enfant prodige de Munich (1)

Archétypes en la matière, les 2002 Ti et Tii figurent parmi les modèles les plus emblématiques des années 1960-1970, ancêtres légitimes de nos berlines premium actuelles. Une carrière également marquée par de nombreux succès en compétition, mais aussi par l'émergence de préparateurs réputés, à l'instar d'Alpina ou de Schnitzer, qui vont exercer leurs talents pour rendre la petite BMW toujours plus performante...

Pages of the book BMW série 02, l'enfant prodige de Munich (2)

Author:Xavier Chauvin
Specs:192 pages, 29 x 24 cm / 11.4 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:400 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2020)
Series:Top Model
EAN:9791028304423
Book: BMW série 02, l'enfant prodige de Munich (Top Model)

BMW série 02, l'enfant prodige de Munich

Language: French

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BMW 2002 (1968-1976) - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the BMW 2002 models from the years 1968-1976. Describes the BMW 2002, Alpina, 2002 Ti, 2002 Tii and 2002 turbo, saloons and cabriolets.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:208 pages, 26.5 x 20 x 1.4 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 x 0.55 in, paperback
Illustrations:600 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2007)
EAN:9781855207370
Book: BMW 2002 (1968-1976) - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

BMW 2002 (1968-1976)

Language: English

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The BMW 2002: The real story behind the legend

Introduced in 1968, the BMW 2002 is one of the best-loved automobiles of all time, but its origins have been shrouded in mystery and misinformation for the last 50 years. "The BMW 2002: The real story behind the legend" reveals the truth behind this seminal car's creation. It dispels the myth that the car was built at importer Max Hoffman's instigation, telling the real story of the designers, engineers, executives, and federal regulators who shaped the 2002 into the perfect mixture of performance and practicality.

The book begins in 1960, with BMW's first design drawings for a successor to the 700 coupe, and covers every engine and body-style variant through the final cars of 1976. No mere catalog of specifications, the book delves deeply into the process by which the cars were created: the decisions that were made, and the rationales behind them.
It also tells the story of BMW's business operations in the US during that crucial period, from the days of independent importers Hoffman Motors Corp. and Fadex through the creation of BMW of North America, the Munich corporation's wholly-owned sales subsidiary. As BMW's first real hit in the US market, the 2002 put BMW on the path to becoming a global success story, and one of the world's most respected car companies.
This is the story of how that happened...and how it almost didn't.

Author:Jackie Jouret
Specs:132 pages, 25.5 x 20.5 x 0.8 cm / 10 x 8.1 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:110 b&w photographs
Publisher:ID Media LLC (USA, 2019)
EAN:9781733387804
Book: The BMW 2002: The real story behind the legend

The BMW 2002: The real story behind the legend

Language: English

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The BMW 2002 - A comprehensive guide to the classic sporting saloon

Written especially for Brooklands Books by respected motoring journalist James Taylor & well known marque specialist Mike Macartney, this title is a must for all 2002 enthusiasts.

Models: 2002 Cabriolet, 2002 Saloon, 2002 ti, 2002 tii, 2002 Touring and 2002 Turbo.

Chapters on:
- BMW before the 2002
- History of the 2002
- Selling the 2002
- Press reports
- The tuned 2002
- A buyers guide
- Running a 2002
- Beneficial modifications
- Restoring a 2002
- The 2002 in competition
- Technical specs. & more.

Author:James Taylor, Mike Macartney
Specs:176 pages, 21 x 15 x 1 cm / 8.25 x 5.9 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1992)
EAN:9781783181964
Book: The BMW 2002 - A comprehensive guide to the classic sporting saloon

The BMW 2002 - A comprehensive guide to the classic sporting saloon

Language: English

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BMW Classic Coupes, 1965 - 1989 - 2000 C and CS, E9 and E24

A definitive guide to BMW's high-performance classic coupes, tracking their rising success from 1965 to 1989. After the doldrums of the post-war years, BMW had felt the need for a flagship grand touring coupe. The 507 of the late 1950s and the 3200 CS that replaced it in the early 1960s may not have made much money for the company, but they were a reminder of its aspirations.
Then in 1964, a striking new coupé emerged. The 2000 and 2000 CS, with their feisty 2-litre 4-cylinder engines, were the affordable foundation on which BMW was able to build its next generation of coupes - and what formidable machines those were!

Topics covered include:
- BMW's hand-built coupes of the 1950s and the first volume-built models
- The mainstream E9 range, with new engines and revised front-end styling
- Racing success for the CSLs, including 6 wins at the European Touring Car Championship from 1973 to 1979
- Engineering and development of the luxury E24 range
- Tuned and modified coupes, including the rare custom convertibles.

Author:James Taylor
Specs:192 pages, 26 x 21.5 x 1.9 cm / 10.25 x 8.5 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:234 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2014)
EAN:9781847978462
Book: BMW Classic Coupes, 1965 - 1989 - 2000 C and CS, E9 and E24

BMW Classic Coupes, 1965 - 1989 - 2000 C and CS, E9 and E24

Language: English

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BMW Six Cylinder Coupes & Saloons (1969-1976) - Brooklands Gold Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the BMW 6-cylinder models from the years 1969-1976. Describes the BMW 2500, 2800, 2800CS, 2500 Automatic, 3.0CS, 3.0S, Group 2 racing car, 3.0Si, 3.0CSi, 3.0CSL, Alpina CSL, Bavaria, 3.2CSL and 3.0CSA.

  • The 51 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:172 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.2 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.47 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1998)
Series:Gold Portfolio
EAN:9781855204379
Book: BMW Six Cylinder Coupes & Saloons (1969-1976) - Brooklands Gold Portfolio

BMW Six Cylinder Coupes & Saloons (1969-1976)

Language: English

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BMW Alpina (1988-1998) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the BMW Alpina models from the years 1988-1998. Describes the BMW Alpina B11, C2 2.7, B10, 635CSi, B12, B6, C2 Touring, C2 2.7 Cabrio, B6S, B10 3.5, B10 Bi-turbo, B8 4.6, B3, B7, B10 V8, B3 Touring, B10 Touring and B12.

  • The 34 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:140 pages, 26.5 x 20 x 1 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:300 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1999)
EAN:9781855204928
Book: BMW Alpina (1988-1998) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

BMW Alpina (1988-1998)

Language: English

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