BMW 328 Homage Concept makes official debut

BMW 328 Homage Concept makes official debut

The BMW 328 Hommage concept is going to make its world premiere at this weekend's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy. The famed event will host automakers as well as individual owners of classic cars presenting ther beauties for the 20111 edition of the show. The Aston martin V12 Zagato is also scheduled for its international debut at this event. Being created on the occasion of the original model's 75th birthday, the 328 Hommage concept was based on the Vision Connected Drive Roadster study, which enthusiasts could admire at this year's Geneva Motor Show. BMW's designers took certain elements of styling, including the slim vertically positioned double kidney grille, the styling of the wheels, the leather straps across the bonnet and the double windscreen featuring a recess in the middle, and adapted them to their new roadster study, thus providing the car with a more retro look. The styling of the 328 was also imitated by the doors which were removed, while carbon fiber reinforced plastic was used to make most major parts of the exterior and interior of the 328 Hommage. By doing this, the engineers maintained the original roadster's lightweight philosophy. According to BMW, this material is more stable and lighter than aluminum. The designers adopted a minimalist look for the interior, which is defined by fewer retro touches as compared to the exterior. Leather, aluminum and carbon fiber make up the materials of the interior. As far as the powertrain is concerned, a 3.0-liter straight-six engine is to be used, but, unfortunately, more technical specifications were not released. Take a look at the picture gallery below and share your opinions in the comments section.


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BMW 328 Homage Concept makes official debut image BMW 328 Homage Concept makes official debut image
BMW 328 Homage Concept makes official debut image BMW 328 Homage Concept makes official debut image