Real Life Photos: BMW 2002 Hommage Turbomeister Concept

Concepts | August 19th, 2016 by 8
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The BMW 2002 Hommage originally debuted a few months ago at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Villa d’Este, essentially a sportier M2 Coupe which evokes the …

The BMW 2002 Hommage originally debuted a few months ago at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Villa d’Este, essentially a sportier M2 Coupe which evokes the spirit and style of the iconic 2002 Turbo. Now the concept car has undergone a makeover for the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance.

The new orange and black livery features the word ‘Turbomeister’ emblazoned on the sides, rear bumper and bonnet. It’s meant to celebrate BMW’s relationship with the turbocharged car, as the original 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo “became the first series-produced vehicle in Europe to feature turbo technology.”

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“With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motor sport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s,” said Karim Habib – BMW Design Chief.

Beyond the new paint job, the 2002 Hommage carries over without changes from the Villa d’Este concept. The gold in the headlights is to both honor the “Golden” 50th anniversary of the BMW 2002 and to be vaguely reminiscent of the sort of gold-inited headlights of racing cars back in the day. It’s also wears ‘Turbo’ badges on both the front splitter (backwards, just like the original BMW 2002 Turbo) and on the massive rear wing. ‘Turbomeister’ badges also adorn the car’s hood, fenders and rear bumper.

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The taillights are rectangular and horizontal, as BMW resisted the urge to re-create the cutesy round taillights of early ’02 models.

Even thought many were hoping for a production series of the BMW 2002 Hommage, the beautiful concept will remain just that – a great, design exercise.

8 responses to “Real Life Photos: BMW 2002 Hommage Turbomeister Concept”

  1. Matt Stokes says:

    Oh man, I could go for an Ice cold Turbomeister at the moment…

  2. 2sfhim says:

    Well done BMW for not crediting Alpina and Jägermeister for the orange/black/orange livery and the name “Turbomeister”

  3. jason bourne says:

    A silly looking car made more silly looking with Halloween livery.

  4. rickster says:

    I really wish that BMW use this car as a basis (or even as is) for the next gen 2 series and the M2. I realize this being a “concept” it probably shows some of the elements that BMW design is leaning towards for the next gen BMWs in general but in my mind, this car is perfect as is.

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