2008 BMW M1 Homage review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 1 May 2008 , 19:05:26 byVeronica

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BMW M1 Homage

German carmaker BMW has developed an anniversary model, the BMW M1 Homage. The model is a design study in the tradition of a BMW Turbo that represents a contemporary take on the BMW M1 and the mid-engine concept. It features a twin logo at the rear and actually in the development stage this dual emblem was the first styling element to be approved even before the initial sketches were drawn. Other specific styling cues taken from the BMW M1 are the air vents in the bonnet as well as the black cutline dividing the roofline from the rear section of the body. The exterior dimensions of the BMW M1 Homage are in keeping with those of the BMW M1; the extended wheelbase is the only one indicating a larger passenger cell. The front-end styling of the BMW M1 Homage adopts many of the graphic design themes of the BMW M1: the contrast between the black, recessed surfaces and the car color, the small, squat kidney grille and the headlamps. Like the lamps on the historic model, those on the BMW M1 Homage are only visible when switched on. The power of the design is focused precisely where the power of the vehicle also lies, at the engine. The design emphasizes the mechanics behind it, the engineering skills and the engine expertise of the German BMW Group. The overall design is driven by functionality and each detail has its purpose. Aspects such as aerodynamics, cooling-air routing and safety lend the BMW M1 Homage technical substance and make it a genuine BMW. Inspired by aircraft design, the car as a whole, also boasts sophisticated air ducting through the body. Like for example, the cooling-air routing for the engine is positioned below the roofline, in the black recessed cutline along the side of the vehicle behind the window graphic.