BMW has officially unveiled the BMW 2002 Hommage Concept during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The show car was developed in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 02 Series and it pays tribute to the mighty BMW 2002 turbo.
As you may have read, the 2002 turbo was the first series-produced car anywhere in Europe to come with turbo technology. The BMW 2002 Hommage concept comes with an aggressive front fascia that features the shark-nose and the unique twin kidney grille. There are also some other retro-inspired elements such as the headlights and the turbo logos.
The 2002 Hommage also features extended fenders, sporty side skirts, hidden door handles and a nice rear spoiler on top of the trunk. There is also a retro-inspired air diffuser and four-tailpipe exhaust system.
Last, but not least is the new 20 inch retro wheels.
“Exactly 50 years ago, the 02 range kick-started an era of success for BMW. This compact coupe is one of the vehicles which made the brand what it is today,” explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The 2002 sat at the top of the range and was the first series-produced car anywhere in Europe to come with turbo technology. That set the seal on the coupe as a genuine sports car. At the same time, the 2002 turbo was at the technological vanguard of engine development at BMW. The BMW 2002 Hommage is our way of raising a glass to all these achievements.”