BMW 2002 Hommage Celebrates Turbo Car Birth

BMW 2002 Hommage Celebrates Turbo Car Birth

With the occasion of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance the BMW Group presented the BMW 2002 Hommage, a special design intended to bring back into the spotlight the successful history of turbocharged engines.

In 1973, the BMW 2002 turbo became the first series car in Europe that had at its disposal this technology. The BMW 2002 turned into a really special sports car. Looking back, the advent of the BMW turbo engine technology paved the way both for the development of the BMW sports sedan and was also the basis for the first world title in Formula 1 for a monopost with turbo propulsion, won by Nelson Piquet in 1983.

To spice up the sporting character of the concept even more the Bavarians have decided to impose a racing “uniform” inspired by one of the most unique “uniforms” of this kind, which were applied to BMW racing cars in the 70s. The colors orange and black are traditional for racing models of the past, thanks to the Jagermeister sponsor.

Because Jagermeister is a producer of an alcoholic drink made from herbs and beverage advertising is prohibited from being applied to racing cars, the Bavarians have decided to change the name from Jagermeister to Turbomeister, keeping the original design. Also, the deer on the Jagermeister logo has been replaced with a turbocharger. In the end, the 20-inch rims were painted in golden color. In these “racing clothes” the BMW 2002 Hommage looks extremely good!
We hope that the Germans will apply this retro modernist design to the BMW 2 Series Coupe after the facelift. The BMW 2002 Hommage Turbomeister was built based on this model.

In terms of appearance, the Turbomeister model keeps the traditional design lines and presents an angular and compact design, one which denotes speed and power. The front side is the most aggressive, comes with a large front spoiler and air intakes to match it too. Two round headlights flank the grille typical of a BMW model which helps cool the engine. It is noteworthy that the engine is the same as the current M2.

Glancing at the back of the car, we see clearly the text “turbomeister” and “turbo” on the small aileron, indicating the symbology of this concept. The stoplights have remained unchanged, maintaining the same style and under each one we find two tailpipes for a total of 4. Viewed from the side, we have a better look at the shape of the car with the front part sitting slightly lower, and overall we have a design which symbolizes racing cars and highlights turbo technology.

The BMW logo to the right number plate between the two lights is also a characteristic element for the rear design of the BMW 2002. The powerful wheel arches support the rear section and emphasizes the wide track, while the precisely contoured spoiler brings a modern note to the details of the car.

The new interpretation of the BMW 2002 model adopts the form of a compact class Sports Coupe in the classical tradition of the BMW Hommage. But more than that, the BMW 2002 Hommage represents a clear statement of how pure driving pleasure is defined in 2016.

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