Photos: BMW M1 Hommage at BMW Museum

Interesting | September 14th, 2009 by 11
BMW M1 Hommage 30 750x500 Photos: BMW M1 Hommage at BMW Museum

Our next stop in our Munich trip was the BMW Museum, the “facelifted” facility that opened last year. With tens of cars displayed there, the …

Our next stop in our Munich trip was the BMW Museum, the “facelifted” facility that opened last year. With tens of cars displayed there, the Museum is the heaven of any BMW fan. The moment you walk in, a gorgeous, unique and spectacular car greets you: BMW M1 Hommage.

M1 Hommage was revealed last year in honor of the M1’s 30th birthday as a tribute to the original model. The M1 Hommage combines the retro style with modern elements, and it stands out by its aggressive and wide body style.

Looked from a side, the M1 clearly mimics the older design, which is easily recognized by the louvered rear window, the BMW badge placement and the metallic bronze paint, just like the first M1 prototype in 1972. It was interesting to see the M1 Hommage headlights, the square design that can be seen in the latest Vision Concept.

BMW M1 Hommage 18 655x438 Photos: BMW M1 Hommage at BMW MuseumThe side mirrors, wheels, front grille and bumper are all unique, unseen in a BMW model before and shows the creativity of BMW designers.

The M1 Hommage portrays that aggressiveness in a BMW that many of us have asked for, or even better, it resembles almost the perfect BMW supercar that we’ve been waiting for a while.

Unfortunately for all of us, the purpose of the new M1 Hommage is strictly a design exercise meant to celebrate the past of its supercar. The car displayed at the BMW Museum is a non-functional prototype, with no engine and interior, but with working lights and steering.

If you’re in Munich, then the BMW Museum is a must, as a BMW fan and even as a simple automobile lover.

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