Germany-based restomod shop MANHART unveiled its latest creation based on the iconic BMW 2002 tii sports sedan. This restomod project is a collaboration with the famed BMW tuner Alpina. It’s also the oldest model vehicle in MANHART’s catalog.
As with any good restomod, this BMW 2002 tii is more powerful than when it left the factory. It features a 2.0-liter M10 inline four-cylinder engine built to Alpina’s A4 specifications. Add-ons include a K&N air filter and MANHART exhaust system to help boost the power from the stock 130 to 200 horsepower and 158 pound-feet of torque. When you factor in the car’s lightweight body and small size, having 200 horses on tap sounds like a recipe for fun.
Other performance upgrades include adapting the braking system from a BMW 323i and Rabb coil-over suspension by KW with a Wiechers strut brace. The MANHART BMW 2002 tii rolls on a set of original Alpina multi-spoke wheels tucked under wheel arch extensions referred to as “pig cheeks” to further enhance the aggressive nature of what’s under the hood.
If the pig cheeks and Alpina wheels don’t excite you, its Agave Green and matte black exterior paint with light green and silver decorative stripers and Alpina decal set will grab your attention. The interior features blue and bright green striping on the Scheel sports seats done by MANHART; in addition to a Clubsport roll back behind the front seats and an Alpina-branded steering wheel and gear shift knob. You can inquire about getting your hands on a BMW 2002 tii Alpina with pig cheeks on MANHART’s website.