The BMW 2002 was the start of the American fascination with BMW. The late David E. Davis’ sang to the 2002 in Car and Driver set in motion the idea that the Bavarian’s were building world beater performance touring cars. And the 2002 was all David E. Davis said it was.
Although the 2002 was in production for nine years, it remained virtually the same throughout its production run. Its major change was an aesthetic one, when the 1974-’76 models were fitted with rear rectangular taillamps and larger, energy-absorbing bumpers. These models also had an imitation woodgrain instrument panel and a smaller, four-spoke steering wheel.