Andrew Noakes over at PistonHeads offers up a a great little historical story about the BMW 2002 — and as he phrases it, "... the small saloon that saved the company – the ’02 series."

Excerpt:

Maybe it’s hard to believe, but BMW – makers of some of the world’s most respected cars and motorcycles, builders of some of Formula 1’s most powerful engines, a driving force in the German motor industry – stood on the very brink of bankruptcy only a generation ago.