BMW 2002 Hommage Concept Reshapes A Legend

Paying tribute to one of their most iconic cars, the classic BMW 2002, the Germans have shown the retro-futuristic looking Hommage 2002 Concept at Lake Como.

Based on the M2, it takes inspiration from the 1973 model, reinterpreting it with a modern twist with its flared fenders, similarly shaped headlights and a new grille.

Mirroring the classic look of the 2002 are the square-shaped taillight lenses and ducktail spoiler as well, while the final touch is given by the 20-inch alloy wheels, in a bi-color design and Y-multi-spoke pattern.

BMW’s fresh interpretation of the BMW 2002 adopts the form of a compact sports coupe in the classical tradition of BMW Hommage cars. But more than that, the BMW 2002 Hommage represents a clear statement of how pure driving pleasure is defined in 2016“, the manufacturer explains.

Powertrain details are not available, thus we presume the 370 PS (365 HP) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque 3.0-liter twin turbo inline-six from the standard M2 has been maintained. The study can be seen in the flesh this weekend, at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, in Italy, alongside a whole batch of other concept cars made by BMW over the years.

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  • kello3000

    Still not quite but way better than the 2015 BMW CSL Hommage R…

  • MultiKdizzle

    Very muscular from the back. Sides too.

  • MarkoS

    More a compact Homage to the larger BMW CS coupes of the 70’s and 80’s than a 2002. That said, this could be exciting for BMW design. Get me Two round head lights on each side and it’s game on. This would be a great direction for future 2 and 3 series cars. Do it!

    • Rick Alexander

      Why is it, that when a manufacturer or designer, pay homage to an earlier design, do the majority assume that the new design should be retro in appearance? Paying homage, doesn’t mean it should be the same size. It doesn’t mean it should have the same performance numbers. Heck, it doesn’t necessarily have to look the same either. This concept looks great (IMO). However, we’re talking about a 40+ year leap in design, aerodynamics, technology, as well as thinking. Does it remind me of the classic BMW 2002? Not at all. Could this be what the 2002 would look like 40 years later? One just has to look at the current 3 series to answer that question. If you want classic car looks, with modern day handling and reliability, with a hint of the classic feel, then Lyonheart and Singer have your steed waiting. But it’ll cost. As for this new 2002 Concept… This ain’t your grandfather’s BMW!

  • Sjaak

    First to be honest; i don’t like the form, the shape of the 2 series, reminds me too much of pigs. This could be a solution of old days german tuners. But then those men were very admitted to form follows function, This attempt today, looks like an enormous drag-causing-bomb. So now i am losing the bmw future direction completely. Besides that; Is the man posing with car that small, or the car that big ?

  • fabri99

    It’s not ugly, but they could have done much much better. The colour though is the perfect choice.

  • IT’S UGLY.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    More like ruins it.

  • alexxx

    hommage or no hommage this car looks great…
    so bmw is capable of doing simple clean yet powerful designs and i keep wondering why they complicate with some models in their line up…(1 series,previous x1 etc)

  • TheHake

    Although I love this, I kinda feel cheated because I’m sure it’s just a 2-series with different panels.

  • Dennis James

    Regardless of how the car looks (pretty good in my opinion), those wheels look incredibly good and can be regarded as a modern CSL-type wheel successor.