BMW is presenting an updated design study at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
As a move to shine the spotlight back over BMW’s successful history with turbocharged engines, the BMW 2002 Hommage pays tribute to the original BMW 2002 turbo that became the first series-produced vehicle in Europe with a turbocharged engine. This particular design study is the next chapter in a story that began with the BMW 2002 Hommage that was presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in May.
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Picking up where it left off from earlier this year, BMW gave it a fresh orange and black paint scheme, while the wheels contrast in a lighter shade of gold. Graphics have been added throughout the vehicle, signifying its tribute to the 02. Adding an extra stamp of class to the car are gold-colored brake calipers bearing the M logo on all four corners.
“The BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering on which BMW turbo technology is based and re-interprets them in the form of a design study,” said Karim Habib, head of design BMW Automobiles. “With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motor sport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s.”
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