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BMW RZ-M6 based on M1 Hommage

BMW M6 | January 16th, 2009 by 20
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A small independent body styling company, Racer X Design, decided to release some renderings of their BMW RZ-M6 concept based on the popular 6 Series …

A small independent body styling company, Racer X Design, decided to release some renderings of their BMW RZ-M6 concept based on the popular 6 Series and we believe, on the M1 Hommage also. If you recall, 2003 is remembered by the BMW fans as the year the 6 Series made its comeback as a production car.

The original 6er was launched in 1976 with two models: the 630CS and 633CSi.

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1984 saw the introduction of the M635CSi, essentially an E24 powered by the powerplant of the BMW M1. Last year,  in honor of the M1’s 30th birthday, BMW decided to reveal the M1 Hommage, a concept that pays tribute to the original M1. The fellows at Racer X Design combined the current 6 Series design with the retro style of the E24 6 Series and incorporating design elements from the recently unveiled M1 Hommage.

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BMW M1 Hommage

The BMW RZ-M6 was designed to show how a 6 Series should look like – in their opinion, I might add. As expected and seen in the M1 Hommage Concept as well, the modified body panels have been widen, in this case by 50mm. The kidneys on the BMW RZ-M6 has M1 Hommage written all over them giving the car a weird, but interesting and unique front-end. I already foresee that some BMW fans will be in love with this design, while others, more conservative, will most likely criticize it.

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But at least we don’t have to worry, these are just some independent renderings, despite the fact that Racer X Design is actively looking for suckers partners with cash that would help them bring the RZ-M6 into production.

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PRESS RELEASE

BMW RZ-M6

Inspired by the earlier generation E24 6 series, the RZ-M6 captures the stylish and aggressive looks of the older generations of BMW’s and puts them in the current 6 series . This is what the current 6 series could look like, by replacing body panels, yet keeping the basic structure intact. The body is 50mm wider to offer wider rubber for better grip.

The current M6 already offers a high level of performance, with upgrades for even more power available worldwide. The RZ-M6 is designed to show how a 6 series should look like to reflect that pedigree. While aggressive, it’s not over the top, keeping the lines of the current M6 structure flowing and factory like. It’s not a boy racer’s car, it’s more mature, more elegant, yet not to be messed with. All this was evident in the older generation BMW’s. This is a tribute to the E24 6 series.

Started as a small indipendent body styling company, Racer X Design has a history of designing and building conversions based on top of existing cars for competitions, togather with designing cars and such conversions for international clients. We are looking for partners who have the same passion for the BMW brand and would like to see the RZ-M6 hit production. For more information go to www.racerxdesign.com

History of the E24 6 series

The early BMW sport coupes had monumental performance and style with the added luxury of design and technology. Showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1976, the 6 Series E24 sport coupes were the successor to the E9 3.0 CSi coupe. The coupe tradition in the early and mid seventies had been so widely successful, that BMW decided the era of 1965-75 coupes needed a successor. Transferring the tradition and image created by BMW with beautiful models like the 2000 C/CS and the 3.0-3.5 CS/CSi/CSL coupes, the E24 coupe captured this same image and effect. The E24 635 CSi touring car was BMWs entrant in Group A touring car racing from 1983 until the introduction of the BMW M3 in 1986.

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  • Giom

    I like! It’s got potential.

    But they should wait for the new 6, and do their magic to it in stead.

  • roffle waffle

    did they start with a camaro? hahhaha, just kidding looks good

  • Marc

    @roffle waffle: No don’t kid! That was one of my first thoughts when I saw the pics too! Whew…glad it was not just me. Just to clarify I happen to like the new Camaro’s design….LOL..

  • Matski

    I Love it!

    It does look quite Camaro-ish at the front end, and there’s nothing BMW-like about the tail-lamps.. but it’s a fantastic looking machine (rendering) !!!!

    Build it, and they will come!

  • Auday

    totally Camaro (which is the best GM designed car in decades IMO)

  • Josh B

    Looks awsome! Love the car. The back lignts could use some work but other wise great. I wounder how the new 6-series will look……
    I really hope it doesnt have a hard top, (i know most of you will disagree)
    But the hard top on big 4 seaters just doesnt look “smooth.” A must have on the Z4 but on the 3 the lines are a bit wonky. Just doesnt look….natural.

  • The Lee

    Aw, it’s just a “rendering”.

    Boooooo, RZ.

  • Jag

    nice work!

  • patricksixer

    Awwww, someone actually cares what I think! I’m touched.

    Definitely see Camaro in the front…but don’t care

    Love the side rendering…but I’ll save my opinion for when/if the finished product comes out…

  • L1ndja

    I think it looks great

  • Gord

    I sorta get why people say it looks like a Camaro, but I think itcoincidentally that happened.

    Regular BMW Angel Eyes are like the ones on the Camaro, but the are cased in a headlight shape. All Racer X did was make a bare (therefore no glass or whatever).

  • http://;) BMW

    zajebiste….. <3

  • Gustavo Cruzeiro

    Muito loka!!
    Eu ainda vo te uma dessa!!!
    Show esse carro ai!!
    Brasil!!
    >>>>>>>>Cruzeiro<<<<<<<

  • Amr Maranello

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOW amazing design I hope it be produced

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Giom: Yeah, it’s just a rendering, from it seems like, the new 6er won’t be even close to this one.

  • Don1138

    I see the Camaro parallels mentioned, but it doesn’t bother me since the front end of the 6 Series was seriously soft and lacking in my opinion. I always wished it was more aggressive looking.

  • n8n

    That’s the way BMW should go – these concepts shows the proper way that BMW should use to make new models: black front with two chrome air-catches and the two double lights – as at the beginning of BMW history!! :D I like that!

  • Andre

    It’s a big mistake to have any American influence on the BMW – things are bound to go wrong!

  • Dionte

    the back of the rendering seems like it takes cues from jaguar or the aston martins. but this rendering looks fabulous!

  • Martin

    BMW should have hired some of these designers for the current 6-series. That was an ugly design, I hope the new one will be better

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