Thursday 11th March 1954
BMW introduced the BMW 502 saloon at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car featured BMW’s new light-metal 2.6 liter V-8, the most modern of its day and Germany’s first eight since the War. The 502, although available in saloon, coupe and cabriolet, was never produced in great numbers. The published top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) was far higher than that of the first six-cylinder version of the Ponton Mercedes launched the same year. At the time of its introduction the 502 was reportedly Germany’s fastest passenger sedan in regular production.
Maserati also unveiled its A6G-2000.