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BRM BMW 2002 Ti - New Release for 2021
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BRM-114 BMW 2002 Ti #536 'Jägermeister' - Historic German Championship. RRP £105. Available now
BRM-115 BMW 2002 Ti #20 'Warsteiner' - Patrick Womack, winner SVRA U.S. Championship 2018 restyling. RRP £105. Available now
BRM- 116A BMW 2002ti White Kit. RRP £89.00. Available now

New for 2021 is the 1/24 scale BRM BMW 2002 Ti. Available now in two liveries and a white kit, I shall let the BRM team introduce the new car to you...



The BMW 2002 was the 2-litre version of the 02 Series car, first introduced in 1968. The Ti was a high-compression, twin-carburettor upgrade that produced 118 bhp from the factory, 19 horsepower more than the standard 2002. The 2002 Ti was successfully exported to the US as well as a top of the range option in the domestic European market - nearly 400,000 of all types being produced between 1968 and 1976.

In terms of motorsport, the 2002Ti was a fixture in European touring car racing...



The car also competed in the under 2-litre class in the Trans-Am series. BMW used the 2002 in a limited rallying programme, making its debut on the 1969 Monte Carlo Rally and winning the 1972 TAP Portuguese Rally, driven by Achim Wormbald. The car was successful on numerous local and regional rallies. The 2002 Ti remains a popular car in all forms of historic racing. BRM have a huge number of period and modern liveries to choose from.

Who can argue with a Jägermeister livery to start with?

   

This car runs in historic racing in Germany, most notably in the Fahrergemeinschaft Historischer Rennsport (FHR) 100 Meilen Trophy at the Hockenheim Historic. This 100 mile race was first held at the event in 2017, featuring Group 4 and Group 5 as well as other sports, GT and racing saloons from the 1966 to 1981 period. The Jägermeister might not be frontrunner, but it certainly stands out...

       

The Warsteiner liveried car is a winner...

   

Racing in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), the largest and one of the oldest historic racing organizations in the United States, Patrick Womack won the BSL B Sedan Lite class in the 2018 SVRA championship...

   

It is another iconic BMW livery...

   

As mentioned in the video, the BMW 2002 Ti fits in with the BRM Group 2 Mini Saloons range - 1/24 scale but perfectly proportioned to run on 1/32 plastic track systems, even the narrow Scalextric Sport / Classic and classic SCX. The layout and components are similar to the other rear-wheel-drive models in the range...

   

The first two liveries and the white kit have just arrived in the UK and are available from Pendle Slot Racing. You can browse the complete range here: www.pendleslotracing.co.uk/brand/brm/group-2-cars

Thanks to Pendles and BRM for the photos and video!
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Thank you for posting the BRM news about the BMW 2002, Andy.

These cars would look even better with the original wide fenders used, like Spirit did on their 2002. 
The by BRM used fenders also look different from those of Patrick Womack's 2002. The latter resemble those of the BMW 2002 Turbo.

Maybe I'm overly critical now, but they could also have left out the front spoiler that didn't exist on the original 2002's.
It's a shame that BRM has put so much effort into parts that have never been used on the original 'sixties & 'seventies racing and rally cars.

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Spirit BMW 2002 with the correct wide fenders.
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(2nd-Apr-21, 11:50 AM)rallyhub Wrote:  Maybe I'm overly critical now, but they could also have left out the front spoiler that didn't exist on the original 2002's.
It's a shame that BRM has put so much effort into parts that have never been used on the original 'sixties & 'seventies racing and rally cars.

I also have that Spirit car, I am hoping they will do it.

What BRM has done is recreate modern BMW 2002 as raced in recent championships. I guess they see their market as appealing to people who are watching the cars race now (if that is happening with COVID) rather than people who watched them race 50+ years ago :)

I hope they do some historic ones as well. (with accurate wheel arches) 

I have the Jagermeister car - it is a really stunning car. They have a very good job and it is quite accurate recreation of the car as is the Warsteiner one. There is an article online which talks about the building on the Warsteiner car.
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I received mine from www.132slotcar.us the other day.  Minor modifications were made, and the assembly process will start followed by tuning soon.  How do you guys feel about the cambered front axles?


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(3rd-Apr-21, 04:22 AM)Brumos RSR Wrote:    How do you guys feel about the cambered front axles?

If you are running  sponge tyres on the rear that compress enough to allow some chassis roll, they are questionable at best,...if you are running hard tyres (urethane,rubber,silicone) where their lack of compression just results in the chassis tilting,.....they are next to useless.

Other than that they are great !! Thumbup

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Chris Walker
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Just a gimmick.
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(3rd-Apr-21, 12:13 PM)chrisguyw Wrote:  
(3rd-Apr-21, 04:22 AM)Brumos RSR Wrote:    How do you guys feel about the cambered front axles?

If you are running  sponge tyres on the rear that compress enough to allow some chassis roll, they are questionable at best,...if you are running hard tyres (urethane,rubber,silicone) where their lack of compression just results in the chassis tilting,.....they are next to useless.

Other than that they are great !! Thumbup

Cheers
Chris Walker

Glad I ordered the zero cambered upright prior to receiving the car.  I will change them out ASAP. 
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Brumos - I would certainly give them a go... maybe a before and after comparison? 

Any camber on the front stub axles will be giving the equivalent of ‘coning’ a standard tyre (ie low minimal contact area on a straight). By adjusting the height of the axle (or diameter of the tyre) it should be possible tune the amount of tilt. A gimmick, useless etc maybe - but certainly fun. And - of course - mimics an aspect of tuning on a 1:1 car.
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