BMW wanted to take advantage of the celebration of Pebble Beach Contest of Elegance, which is currently underway, to unveil a new vision for its latest major prototype, the BMW 2002 Hommage. From BMW they want to show us on this occasion the most racing side of this prototype loaded with history, and for that reason nothing better than to dress it in the colors of war and nickname it BMW 2002 Hommage “Turbomeister”.
In 1973, the BMW 2002 turbo became the first production car to bring turbocharger technology to the European market. Today, in 2016, BMW has decided to pay tribute to that moment by developing the BMW 2002 Hommage, which is essentially nothing more than the BMW M2 re-embossed in concept format to offer a retro vision of what it would be like to create the BMW 2002 today.
Presented the original prototype at the Villa D’Este Elegance Contest, this redesigned version leaves us with a much more racing aesthetic where the BMW Motorsport colors are replaced by orange, black and white. In addition, the inscription “Turbomeister” suits this BMW 2002 like a glove. Under its hood is the BMW 3.0 Twin-Power Turbo block with 370 hp used in the BMW M2..
In the technical section, no improvements have been made with respect to the 2002 Hommage, although elements such as the wheels of the BMW M4 GTS, its carbo-ceramic braking system or the motor-driven unit of the aforementioned BMW M2 have been borrowed.
If the BMW 2002 Hommage is a tribute to the BMW 2002 turbo that was a pioneer in the European market, This “Turbomeister” variant is an ode to its competition version from where it takes the colors of the well-known brand Jägermeister. Back in the 1970s, racing BMWs wore the Jägermeister colors in one of those collaborations that would go down in history, but which today has not been reissued although it has been honored using the colors and typography of the liquor brand German.
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