Text: Anton Andres / Photos: BMW | posted May 24, 2016 10:14
Modern day interpretation of classic 2002 Turbo
Before BMW made the 3 Series, there was the 02 Series. Introduced 50 years ago, the 02 Series served as BMW's D-Segment sedan from 1965 to 1977. BMW has celebrates the 02 Series' 50th anniversary with the 2002 Hommage concept, unveiled during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
The 2002 Hommage is based on BMW's current compact coupe, the 2 Series. The rebodied 2 Series features a “shark nose” front end, reminiscent of 70's BMWs. The classic 2002 Turbo's headlights have been adapted for the modern age in the concept and comes with BMW's Laserlight technology. The trademark kidney grill has also been widened for the 2002 Hommage while the front chin is a nod to the 2002 Turbo Group 5 racer.
Moving to its side, the wheel arches have been widened, the fender gets extra ventilation and a scoop that is disguised as a door handle. The rear also gets hints of the old 2002 Turbo as well. Like the 70's model, the concept has squared-off tail lights and an integrated trunk spoiler. The rear is finished off with quad-exhausts. Just behind the 20 inch wheels are M-Performance brakes featuring gold calipers.
While BMW did not release details regarding the interior and powertrain, it is more than likely that it is powered by the same engine found in the M2. The M2 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline six mill that produces 372 PS and 465 Nm of torque.