BMW did not want to miss the new edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and for this he has decided to go with his own reinterpretation of a classic like the BMW 3.0 CSL, one of the icons of BMW Motorsport. With the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage We are faced with an extremely risky design exercise where BMW has let the imagination fly far beyond what we are accustomed to, discovering lines and details that may not be long before reaching a production BMW in no time. If the acronym CSL has to come back to life, the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage is the best way to guarantee a return in style..
BMW has recovered in this concept some of the lines that the BMW M3 of the E30 generation once debuted. Despite the fact that the protrusions and aerodynamic profiles tend to exaggerate in this concept, no one can deny that behind that body is a clear nod to that first generation that served to give life to a saga that lasts to this day.
We are facing a body designed to give that aggressive look that only the widenings can sign starting from an original body. Huge wheel arches hiding a more collected cabin and which in turn culminates in a spoiler of generous proportions that blends with the entire rear set. There are clear nods to the original 3.0 CSL, but this 3.0 CSL Hommage is anything but a prototype that shies away from current trends.
With all this, the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage uses OLED lighting technology for the taillights, massive use of carbon fiber in the monocoque and bodywork, a completely new cabin never before seen in another model of the manufacturer and the inclusion, for the first time, of an electric supercharger system to modify the six-cylinder turbo engine that powers the current BMW M4 and BMW M3.
The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage is also presented at a critical time for the manufacturer in light of the many rumors that speak about the development of an improved variant of the BMW M4. Whether with the acronym GTS or CSL, BMW seems to be determined to put on the market a radicalized version of its current benchmark when it comes to high performance. It will be difficult to see the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage beyond these types of acts, however do not lose sight of it because behind that label “concept” hides the near future of BMW.