In 1973, the BMW 2002 turbo celebrated its debut, while the world watched the oil price with bated breath as it climbed ever higher. Where it would end nobody knew. The reaction from the German government was unambiguous: To save valuable fuel, it imposed four car-free Sundays and a 6-month autobahn speed limit of 100 km/h. Fuel saving by law, as it were. Who would have thought that in this context an automobile with 170 hp and a top speed of well over 200 km/h would emerge as an important vehicle of the era? Probably no one. But it’s a fact, because the BMW 2002 turbo is the forerunner of all internal combustion engines with an exhaust turbocharger – and from a technical point of view the First Mover of countless production cars of all makes which still follow its technology today .