Earlier this year, BMW debuted its 3.0 CSL Hommage as a tribute to one of the German automaker’s greatest sports cars, the 1972 BMW E9 3.0 CSL. Now, the coupe has been unveiled with further updates in the lead up to Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach.
The world premiere of the new BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R celebrates both the 40th anniversary of BMW in North America and the heady racing success of the BMW 3.0 CSL in 1975.
The front end of the new car is one of the broadest and lowest of any model in the BMW family. The flow of the surfaces and graphic accents in the front apron showcase the car’s wheels and underline its wide, powerful impression.
Laser lighting and LED technology enable slim, modern light graphics, and the narrow contours of the headlights give the BMW the focused look typical of the brand’s cars. A stylised, blue-lit “X” inside the lights separates the light functions from one another and, at the same time, recalls the X-shaped headlight taping used for endurance races.
The large front splitter made from carbon fibre and with accents in BMW Motorsport’s colours sets the seal on the front end as it plunges down to the road. Together with the kidney grille, it creates a large stylistic aperture, providing a visual hint of the engine’s power and performance.
From the side, the front apron and kidney grille present a modern take on the shark nose design that was already turning heads in 1975, ensuring the car would be easily recognisable.
More information on BMW’s presence and others from Concours d’Elegance will be posted over the next few days. Stay tuned!