Classic BMW 2002 TII looks normal but is hiding a big secret

  • This is a BMW 2002 modded with a long list of aftermarket components
  • The original engine is gone, replaced by one of the most iconic BMW powertrains ever made
  • It is now lower to the ground than the original, and more powerful

Published on May 20, 2024 at 8:09 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on May 21, 2024 at 3:25 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

This is a fully restored BMW 2002 TII.

It looks fantastic, and it’s in mint condition.

Purists may have something to say about some of its details, but they probably will be very happy with the secret that lives under the hood.

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The 2002 is one of the most iconic and recognizable BMWs ever made, an illustrious lists that also includes the Z3, Z8, and the CSL (including the modern iteration).

It is extremely difficult to find a BMW 2002 in great nick these days.

And the task becomes even more difficult if you want one that’s actually in factory conditions.

This one isn’t stock, but it’s definitely in an excellent state.

Modified by Magnus Granberg, the BMW 2002 you see here comes in with a custom body kit, aftermarket wheels, a new suspension system, new brakes, and this gorgeous silver/aluminum finish.

But what’s really surprising is the engine.

As standard, the BMW 2002 came with a choice of four Inline-four engines, ranging from the smallest 1,573 cc to the largest turbo-charged 1,990 cc.

So there were four options but Magnus went with the fifth option, the one that didn’t exist, a 3.2-liter, naturally-aspirated Straight-6 borrowed from a BMW M3 E46.

As standard, this particular engine puts out 333 bhp.

Mind you, thanks to the modified intake, new exhaust system, ECU, fuel injector, and a lot more, Magnus’ Straight-6 now delivers 343 bhp.

It would easily keep up with most modern BMWs, including the surprisingly fast BMW i7.

Even though this vintage car is far from stock, it is worth a lot.

Although we’re fairly confident its owner isn’t thinking about selling the car in the near future.

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Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.