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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage pays tribute to motorsports icon

BMW teases the 3.0 CSL Hommage before it will be unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. What makes the BMW 3.0 CSL so important for BMW?


The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage was built to pay tribute to the BMW 3.0 CSL, a timeless classic and iconic BMW Coupe from the 1970s. The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage will be unveiled for the first time on the shores of Lake Como in Italy at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This event is all about showing classic cars, Concept cars and prototypes and motorcycles. The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage is a concept car, but it should be a production car from the looks of the teaser.

The BMW Group will bring the 3.0 CSL Hommage to the show that’s been in existence since 1929 to give a “nod” to the engineering achievement exemplified by the BMW 3.0 CSL in its lightweight design and performance. We can see from the teaser that it will draw on the character of the original model from the 70s, but as BMW says, “It has been endowed with cutting-edge materials to translate it into the present in a new and exciting guise.”

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of BMW in North America and the German automaker will celebrate by honoring the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL race car that started it all here in the U.S. BMW Team RLL will compete with the numbers 24 and 25 on its two BMW Z4 GTLM machines in honor of the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL racing cars that debuted at more.

The exterior design

Outside, the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage looks the part of a high performance car with its striking air deflectors, powerful wheel arches and a prominent roof and rear spoiler. BMW says, “The stretched flanks serve as an elegant counterpoint to the distinctly sporty front and rear end.” The sports car uses extensive use of carbon fiber for the lower section highlighting the car’s lightweight design concept.

The interior design

On the inside, the 3.0 CSL Hommage also comes with a lightweight concept design that BMW says is not only visible but tangible as well. It also features a sports car feel along with elegance. This performance car cabin is designed for the driver. BMW says, “The Hommage displays technical supremacy and formal sophistication.”

The BMW Group designed the 3.0 CSL Hommage as a concept car just for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este that runs May 22-24. Last year, the Maserati Alfieri won the award for Concept Cars and Prototypes. BMW hopes to win the award this year with the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. Stay tuned.