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Way back in 1972, the BMW 3.0CSL was made in order to comply with homologation standards for European Touring Car Championship racing. Production on this elongated 3.0CSL was short and ended in 1973 with dramatic body modifications including roof mounted spoiler as well as a batmobile-eque rear spoiler. BMW honors this classic at the Concorso d’Eleganza Vila d’Este with its 3.0 CSL Hommage. Exterior design is bold, sharing similar elements of the heritage model such sculpted front and rear spoilers that blend right into the hood and wheel wells. While aluminum was material of choice of racing vehicles in the 70s, carbon fiber reigns supreme now and the 3.0CSL has more than its fair share of it. Now we agree that BMW purists may chafe at the Hommage, particularly its Golf yellow color but without question, it is all BMW. Unfortunately, as is the case with most concepts, we shouldn’t expect this on showroom floors anytime, ever.


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