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Old 05-30-2012, 04:01 AM
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You want to go with the Isetta's motorcycle engine?
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You got it
Anything from about 1 cylinder to 28 cylinders -- to a jet engine -- seems to be the BMW "tradition". (Truth be told, dinging customers for things like floor mats, exhaust tips and the good suspension pieces seems more of a BMW tradition!)

V8 -- I think Hoffman tried selling the 502 in the US and it wasn't a big seller. "In November 1954, at Hoffman's insistence, BMW contracted designer Albrecht von Goertz to design the BMW 503 and the 507."

The Neue Klasse 1602 and then the 2002 appeared on these shores a few years later.

I'm not sure they "officially" imported the 2002 Turbo to the US.
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