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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept Pushes the Limits of Design

BMW is paying homage to a classic with its latest concept car.

Revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the new 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept pays tribute to the 1970s BMW CSL Coupe. CSL stands for “Coupé Sport Leichtbau” (coupé, sport, lightweight), and identifies this car’s main goal of shedding pounds. To do this, carbon fiber reinforced plastic was used extensively for the new model.

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Talking about the rather striking design ,Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design said, “The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage celebrates many of those characteristic features, but without copying them. Indeed, some of the parallels are not immediately obvious. We wanted people to sense the family resemblance rather than see it straight off.”

No details were mentioned about what powers the concept. BMW says the interior is stripped down to the bare minimum, offering only the parts needed for hitting the race track.

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