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.
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 orange. 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.
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“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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