There are often times when we literally forget paying our respects to long-forgotten and iconic models that stand at the very basis of what we have today in the auto industry, and has inspired others to become better and better every day.
Such an iconic built that used to make our delight back in the 1970s is the one-and-only E25 BMW Turbo, built in just two models and destined for the 1972 Olympics. The model was recently highlighted by Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.
At that time, such an extraordinary concept was out of its time, the 1972 BMW Turbo coming with an exceptionally-advanced and futuristic design and highlighted by the state-of-the-art aerodynamics and safety features.
A real inspiration for the development of other high-tech models of the 70s, the E25 Turbo came out with lots of gadgetries, like radar system which warned drivers of the tight curbs ahead, futuristic cabin, front and rear section filled with foam to absorb impact, and much more, which were considered at that time out of the ordinary and Sci-Fi.
As aforementioned, it later became a real inspiration for other BMW models, like the already iconic M1, with the design language also inspiring the future 8-Series. Overall, it was an amazing concept built to last, like all BMW models.
Under the hood, the E25 BMW Turbo Concept packed a massive turbocharged with 276 horsepower achieved at a mind-blowing 7,100 rpm. This would also allow a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, at a top speed of 250 km/h.