What Do You Think Of The BMW 2002 Hommage Concept?
Photography courtesy of BMW
The small BMW is back, finally. (Sort of.) It’s been some 50 years since BMW lifted the veil on its ‘02’ series of sporting, practical, and groundbreaking cars. Just unveiled at Italy’s Concours Villa d’Este—we’ll have more from the event soon—BMW used the venue to present its homage to its historic range of cars. This is the 2002 Hommage Concept, so naturally, your first question should be: when can I drive it?
Answer: not for a while. Sadly, at the moment it’s a non-running prototype, at least insofar as having the latest and greatest engine technology despite BMW mentioning the car was inspired by its history with turbocharged engines.
As with all of its Hommage concepts, BMW’s styling, design, and engineering teams are somehow able to intelligently reinterpret many older details in new and exciting ways. For instance, the paintwork on the top of the car is matte (reducing driver glare) while the bulging, sculpted fenders are treated to a metallic finish; both are the same shade of light blue paint.
Since it’s all about styling, what’s your favorite part? Can you spot all of the details that pay homage to BMW’s early 2002 models—and race cars? (Personally, I think BMW spent a lot of time reimagining Radu Muntean’s 2002…)