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Friday, May 29, 2015

BMW's latest concept calls for the elegance of 1970's era

From time to time, BMW has always released the concept car which incidentally is the way of the design team to commemorate the classical model. Currently, BMW surprised the media with a teaser of their new concept called '3.0 CSL Hommage' adaptation of the classic coupé models of the 1970s and appear before its debut in the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015.
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept stands along with the original version of BMW 3.0 CSL. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HK2R8r)
At first glance, the design looks very promising and now German car manufacturer has revealed the full manifestation of Hommage. "Our Hommage cars not only demonstrate how proud we are to our heritage, but also the importance of the past in determining our future," said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President of BMW Group Design.
Front three quarter of BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HK2R8r)
Coated with 'Yellow Golf,' a touch of classic design, an aggressive lighting elements and the use of carbon fiber, making the 3.0 CSL Hommage look modern without compromising its traditional characteristics. This concept car is not intended to highlight the technology, but rather the racing cars that rely on high-performance engine.
Interior view of BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HK2R8r)
Judging from some particular side, Hommage concept hinted clearly the legacy of the past. While the modern front face looks adopt from i8. In theory, mixing both styling will give the birth of stunning form, but in fact actually produce a rather strange appearance. Apart from that, if we observed carefully, two-thirds of the back of the concept car has a sleek shape and very stylish.
Right side view of BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HK2R8r)
Of course, CSL should have a light weight, according to the meaning of the 'L' letter as the last letter from CSL which has meaning 'lightweight'. Materials made from aluminum and Flexiglas used in the classic version is replaced with a material made from Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) on all over its body.
Rear view of BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HK2R8r)
The interior is also made and dominated by CFRP that combines minimalist design with futuristic details like the use of cutback F1-style steering wheel and a digital dashboard and wood trim layers behind the dashboard as well as sleek sports seats covered with stitched leather.

Other elements of the design include the headlights are inspired by the BMW 7 Series 2016, then the front and rear wheel arches that looked chapped, as well as the spoiler on the roof and trunk that resembles the classic version of 3.0 CSL exterior. For its own body is made of plastic reinforced by carbon fiber, so the weight becoming 200 kg lighter than the original 3.0 CSL.
One thing that remains a question today is concerned about the hood and existence of overlapping shape on it that has added a bit of glamor, but it seems impossible to be able to open the hood. This probably explains why BMW did not release any information about the engine stored underneath. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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