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BMW introduces a newer ‘R’ version of the 3.0 CSL Hommage concept car

The new 3.0 CSL Hommage R
Paarth Powale
Written by Paarth Powale

Every now and then BMW releases a concept car. May this year BMW had released the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage which was a tribute to the 1970’s coupe. But it got mixed reactions from people. The cars lines didn’t seem to flow correctly and it definitely didn’t feel like a fitting tribute to the original 3.0 CSL in the 70’s, one of the most celebrated BMW car.

The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage (1st version) and the original 3.0 CSL

The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage (1st version) and the original 3.0 CSL

But rather than moving on, BMW has come back with another version of the car, The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R. It is debuting in Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance this week. And we think this time they have done a brilliant job.

The new 3.0 CSL Hommage R

The new 3.0 CSL Hommage R

The R version is designed as a tribute to the original 3.0 CSL and its success on the track in 1975. Thus this time BMW gives the car its traditional racing livery instead of the yellow and grey paint scheme in the previous concept. This white, red and two shades of blue make a striking color scheme and looks brilliant even on the old 3.0 CSL

The cabin has very little instrumentation inside. Instead the driver gets a helmet which displays speed and engine information. This clearly isn’t a production car, but now that BMW has two versions of it and look at BMW history of design, these concepts have a design spillover on its production cars. Which means we can expect future BMW cars to be on similar design language. Excited?

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