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.
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.