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BMW 1602 (1972)

by Adrian
BMW 1602 (source - ThrottleChannel.com)

BMW 1602 is the predecessor of BMW 3 Series and it was initially called BMW 1600-2, where number “2” stands for “two doors”. The name of the model was simplified in 1971, along with a small facelift, and the BMW 1600-2 became BMW 1602. The car is known as an entry-level BMW at its time and it was produced between 1966 and 1975. An electric version of BMW 1602 was presented in 1972 as. The BMW 1602 featured here, manufactured in 1972, belongs to Romanian automotive enthusiast Augustin P., known as “Gusti” – the founder of the first private courier company in Romania, Cargus, and also the founder of GcoinClub.com. The car is registered as a member of Retromobil (RCR).

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Make: BMW

Model: BMW 1602

Production: 1966-1975 (small facelift in 1971 and major facelift in 1974)

Body type: sedan, 2 doors, 5 seats


Price: starting 12,000 Euros (in good condition or restored) in classic car market when filmed (2015)

Engine: 1.6-litre (1,573 cc) in-line 4-cylinder gasoline/petrol 4-stroke engine (with Solex carburetor), longitudinally mounted. The maximum output is 66 kW / 85 PS/hp at 5,700 rpm and peak torque is 130 Nm (approx. 95 lb-ft) at 3,500 rpm.

Transmission: 4-speed manual gearbox and rear wheel drive (RWD)

Tyres: Goodyear GT2 165/80 R13

Acceleration 0-80 km/h (0-50 mph): 9 seconds

Top speed: 160 km/h

Declared average fuel consumption: –


Fuel tank (l): 46

Dimensions (mm): L 4,230 / w 1,590 / h 1,410

Luggage compartment capacity (l): 450

Wheelbase (mm): 2,500

Weight (DIN/EU): 905 kg / 980 kg

Cd: –

Front suspension: Independent, coil springs, dampers.

Rear suspension: Independent, coil springs, dampers.

Main equipment

Front seatbelts; hydraulic brakes; left side rearview mirror; adjustable front seats; clock.


+ fun to drive
+ nice engine sound
+ good handling
+ good quality look and feel

– very simple interior

Driven by Gusti for about 3,000 km, 10 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 45,376 km total mileage of the car.

BMW 1602 photos

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