Looks like BMW is honoring all sorts of flagship vehicles for this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. In this case, they completed a more modern take on the legendary 2002, launched over 50 years ago. Since it became one of BMW’s most successful models to date, serving as the first series-produced car in Europe to host a turbocharged engine, it’s obvious why BMW decided to include this tribute in their Hommage series.
The 2002 concept features an aggressive front end and sits low on the suspension to give it that rally car look and feel. The concept also contains smaller proportions, a longer wheelbase, and sleek design lines that all come together to make it appear as if it can slice through the air with ease while maintaining traction on those slick mountain roads. There’s also a carbon band slung around the body of the vehicle, inspired by the famous chrome strip on the original 2002. It’s finished with a gloss part scheme that takes on a light dependent bluest-grey hue and the car’s headlights feature gold-colored reflectors in homage to the 2002 Golden Anniversary. Let’s just say we’re very excited to see how it performs this year.