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Monday, February 14, 2011

1969 ALPINA BMW 2002 ti (160PS - Motor Rundschau Road Test)








Many thanks to Uli for sending this scan along to me - I really appreciate it.  I spent some time looking over the article this weekend and looking at the car - I really like it (alot) clean, simple.  I really like the way the car is set up in terms of the suspension height and rake - makes me wonder what they were using for suspension springs ? - I haven't ever seen an ALPINA catalogue from that period so I have no idea if they were making their own then or not.  If I got it right this was their "spezialmotor" 160PS, 45mm webers, 300 deg. sport cam, and I believe 10.5:1 CR pistons which I am guessing were forged ("schmiedekolben") hemispherical domed type.  The car also had of course, a close ratio 5sp. transmission, limited slip differential, bilstein shocks on all four corners (fronts assumed to be the insert type - precursor to the "red dot" strut), extra gauges, ALPINA 3-spoke steering wheel, Recaro shell buck driver's seat and a very cool Recaro (something) for the passenger.   Last but not least - the wheels?  What are they ?- very cool (5.5x13" somethings), never seen these before, remind me of an sort of wavy version of a Porsche 911s mag alloy.  Going to have to build one of these for myself - I decided.  Performance wise 0-100km (62.5mph) 7.0, half a second faster than a 1969 Porsche 911s - awesome.  Thanks again Uli. 

5 comments:

  1. The Wheels are forged Borrani alloys, the paasenger seat is a Scheel Rallye (it's a mistake in the Article it's not a Recaro)

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  2. Interesting is a 2002 ti the base because the other test cars were often normal in 2002 automobiles.The motor has more than 160 ps at this performance ,I think 25 ps more,like the car in Rallye Racing Magazin 1/1969 (KF-R 11)and the same performance as the car in Powerslide 6/1969.

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  3. It seems like about the right HP for that compression and a 300 deg cam (I think?). Its interesting that the A4 injected cars that in the case of the one from 1975 that made 190hp with the 320 deg. cam wasn't as fast. In the 0-120km test this car was 9,9 sec. whereas the ALPINA 2002tii was 9,8 sec. I am guessing as you increase speed the ALPINA tii would be quickler on up the range (top end). Carbueretted cars generally are quicker off the line than the injected ones (better lower end torque).

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  4. Truly a classic. Love to get my hands on it sometime.

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