Super Street Network

 |   |   |  BMW 2002 Hommage Pays Tribute to a Legend
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

BMW 2002 Hommage Pays Tribute to a Legend

Concept bows at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Alex Nishimoto
May 23, 2016

BMW is paying tribute to one of its most iconic models for this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. That icon is the classic BMW 2002. Just as it has done in the past with concepts like the 3.0 CSL Hommage, M1 Hommage, and 328 Hommage, the German automaker has reinterpreted one of its heritage models with a modern twist in the BMW 2002 Hommage concept.

The 2002 Hommage specifically takes inspiration from the 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo, with its flared fenders and low-hanging front valance. For the first time in many years, a BMW foregoes the traditional quad-round headlights, in this case to recreate the single-lamp look of the 2002. The kidney grilles aren't quite as vertical as the 2002's, but the general look is conveyed. In back, the taillights channel the square-shaped lenses found on later 2002s. Meanwhile, a molded ducktail spoiler sits atop the trunk.

2018 BMW M2
$54,500 Base Model (MSRP) 18/26 MPG Fuel Economy
BMW 2002 Hommage front end Photo 2/17   |   BMW 2002 Hommage Pays Tribute to a Legend

It's not hard to guess from the proportions that the car is based on the 2 Series. The rear quarter window looks similar to that of the 2, which could be considered a spiritual successor to the 2002. Could that mean a limited-production, retro-styled M2 is on the way? We can only hope.

The 2002 Hommage will be on display, alongside a number of past Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este concepts from BMW, from May 20-22.

What do you think of BMW's modern interpretation of the 2002? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: BMW

By Alex Nishimoto
195 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Preview the Super Street November issue, our Nissan annual! With a trio of Charles Wong’s R34 Skyline, 2 Boss Bunny S14, a baby Godzilla Pulsar GTiR, and more!!!
Bob HernandezSep 14, 2018
Who do you think deserves a trip to SEMA 2018?
RodrezSep 14, 2018
The Jaguar Project 8 lapped the legendary California race track in 1:37.54, almost a second quicker than the Cadillac CTS-V and two seconds quicker than the Giulia Quadrifoglio
Collin WoodardSep 13, 2018
Ever since Forza Horizon 4 was revealed at E3 earlier this year, fans have been hungry for even the smallest new details.
Andrew BeckfordSep 13, 2018
Last year, Aston Martin announced plans to build its first-ever battery electric vehicle, the Rapide E. Today it revealed specs for the special edition sedan.
Michael CantuSep 12, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP