The year of the release of the 1966 BMW 2000 is also the year it first got a new model variant: the 2000TI. The TI looks a little different from the basic 2000, having retained the 1800s headlights and taillights, but the most significant difference is whats under the hood. The 2000TI uses the engine of the 2000CS coupe, with twin-carburetors, capable of putting out up to 120 horsepower, making this sedan one of the most powerful of its time! Not many expected that much power out of a mid-size sedan at the time, and, being so sporty and fun to drive, the latest poster-boy of the New Class sedans became wildly popular.
This consistent success on the part of BMW was not just a string of good luck- earned it though they had after nearly falling apart in the post-war economic climate- it was the result of excellent management and shrewd observance of the market and the demands of the consumers. The source of all this astute business was most often ascribed to being Herbert Quandt, a man who had a hand in saving the company from being absorbed by Mercedes-Benz before the release of the BMW 700, and subsequently invested heavily into BMW.
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The 1966 BMW 2000 was the first production year in which there were two model types available, the original 2000 sedan, and the 2000TI. Be sure to know the difference! The 2000TI has the same headlights as the 1800 model series, as well as a twin-carburetor engine. The original 2000 has either rectangular headlights, if it was built for the European market, or a set of four round headlights, if it was made to go to America. For more helpful information like this, as well as market advice and the current stock of their showroom, contact the Beverly Hills Car Club today! It would be more than worth your time.
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