Classic BMW 1602 spotted running on electric power
A BMW 1602 coupe has recently been spotted parked at a charging station in London. As it later turned out, tuner Electric Classic Cars carried out the electrification.
When it first hit the market, the two-door Bavarian packed a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder rated at 85 PS (84 hp / 63 kW) and 130 Nm (96 lb-ft). That mill flew out to make room for a Netgain Hyper 9, a modern motor capable of 122 PS (120 hp / 90 kW) and 237 Nm (175 lb-ft). A 40-kWh traction battery supplies the power from two areas of the car: half of the cells are found next to the engine bay and the other half in the trunk.
Interestingly enough, while the stock manual transmission stays untouched and operational, there is little actual need to use it. According to the video, you could just as well leave the car in its 2nd or 3rd gear and daily it like that.
Editor Andrew Raspopov