Unlike the New Class four door sedan, the 2002 was built to be an entry-level BMW. The 2002 was part of the New Class Series but because of its size, it was less expensive than its predecessor. The 2002 was also lighter in weight and shorter in length, making it the perfect basis for BMW’s sporting 02 series.
After BMW hit a slump in the 1950’s they needed to build a car that was accessible to more car buyers. The 2002 did the job. More people were drawn to the affordability and practicality of the compact BMW. The 2002 was reliable and easy to park on narrow city streets making it perfect for families and city dwellers.
This small sedan was a hit at the box office as well as with car owners. The 2002 made appearances in various films including:
and The Muppets Take Manhattan in 1984.
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