BMW 2002 TURBO RECREATION - The Garage Queen







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  • London, United Kingdom
  • Polaris Silver
  • Black
  • LHD
  • 3% (minimum £300, maximum £3000)
  • Manual
  • 2.0 (Turbo)
  • Private


The BMW 2002 Turbo humbly graced itself in automobile history in October of 1973, needless to say this car needs no introduction. 

Often referred to as the original “M” car and the beginning of what would become a long history of motorsport genius from the Bavarian Motor Works company – this car is as close as anyone can get to owning a real 2002 Turbo. 

The original Turbo had some impressive stats for the era:

  • 1080kg in weight
  • 170bhp 
  • 0-100km in 7 seconds
  • Top speed of 211km (131mph)


Factoring the above and with prices of genuine turbo’s selling on average of £80,000 – £100,000 let us explain to you as to why this recreation is arguably more impressive than the original. 

The build for this 2002 Turbo Recreation has been completed on a correct 1973 donor car (the year the Turbo was introduced), in addition it was also a factory supplied polaris silver (the same colour as the original 2002 Turbo). 

The more impressive part of this build is that a genuine 2002 Turbo engine was sourced, although not numbered like the original engines, BMW Classic in Germany have confirmed this to be a “replacement engine” from the 2002 Turbo’s.

Just like the original car this build also has a dogleg getrag 5 speed gearbox and is a LHD making it even more accurate to the real one

As far as recreations, replicas or tributes go – this will be as close as anyone can get to a genuine Turbo and effectively is a reshelled 2002 Turbo. 

In addition the build consists of the following:

  • Turbo body kit and decals etc.
  • 15″ Split rim deep dish cross spoke wheels 
  • Racing seats + Sparco belts / harnesses
  • Safety devices roll cage
  • Carbon fibre interior doorcards
  • Lightweight bonnet and boot
  • Additionally weight reduced inside – we believe it to be around 800-900kg 
  • 2.0 2002 turbo engine with a hybrid turbo
  • Approx. 275+bhp very very quick 
  • Turbo boost and oil gauges
  • Flamer kit
  • Motec electronic engine management
  • 5 speed dogleg short shift gearbox
  • Magnecor competition plugs + Mocal hoses + 2 fuel pumps + 2 x kenlowe fans on a Dorking Engineering 2002 turbo radiator + intercooler, taro-x brakes + sports suspension, etc 


Enjoy the walk around video and make sure to watch the video till the end and see the flaker kit in action.


The car was part of a private collection and had been stored away for several years, however the car has undergone a recent recommission, which consists of the following:

  • New Oil and filter 
  • New spark plugs
  • New HT leads
  • New Alternator
  • New original chrome mirrors
  • New 2002 Turbo decals
  • Fan belt
  • Ignition module
  • Coil pack
  • Desized brakes
  • Bonnet resprayed
  • Bumper resprayed
  • Door resprayed


The wiring on the car could do with looking into to make underneath the engine tidy and more presentable, however this does not take away anything from the car as it is fully functional and works the way it should. 

The car is very very fast and reminiscent of the old Ford cosworth’s when the Turbo kicks in, rest assured you will not be disappointed with the power. 



This example is not concourse, however overall presents well and has been fitted with racing seats and Sparco belts. 

The car has been stripped down of any excess weight to maximise speed potential leaving not very much on the inside!

A rear seat delete with a “Safety Devices” roll cage gives the car a very aggressive stance and a battery has been fitted just behind the passenger seat. 

The dashboard is fairly original, but two fuel pumps have been fitted and some additional gauges for the hybrid Turbo. 

A press of the button to the left of the steering wheel turns on the “flamer kit”, which can be seen in the video and will leave you smiling. 

Two brand new original chrome mirrors have also been recently fitted on the car, which in our opinion really does set the car off. 


The car sits on deep dish BBS style wheels and are overall in okay condition, however if you wanted them to be immaculate then 3 out of the 4 could do with a refurb.


With fewer than 600 genuine BMW 2002 Turbo’s left in the world and prices becoming out of reach for most people, this car is as close as most of us will get to owning a real BMW 2002 Turbo without owning a real one and breaking the bank. 

Built with speed in mind this car is designed to be used and enjoyed contrary to a genuine Turbo, which more often than not are stored away and rarely used. 

If you want a nice track toy (that is road legal) this could be it,otherwise with some small changes it could be reversed and used as a nice classic car with raw power. 

In our opinion this is a great buy and with a bit more work this can be one of the best 2002 Turbo recreations.

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