3 BMW 'Hommage' Models that Mechanic Program Students Must See!
May 31, 2016
Most car companies build new concept cars in order to inspire visions of the future, but BMW has instead been looking to the past. Recently, BMW has been bringing the past into the future by creating tribute vehicles that give a nod to the styling cues of some iconic BMWs. Fusing retro styling and modern technology, these new BMW ‘Hommage’ models are truly spectacular.
Read on to discover some of the BMW Hommage models that auto mechanic school students can appreciate.
Students in Auto Mechanic School Will Love the New BMW 2002
The original BMW 2002 was created in 1966 and came to fruition after two BMW employees modified their cars, BMW 1600s, to include an upgraded 2.0 engine; a move that would forever alter their automotive careers. Once they realized that both of them had made the same modification, they prepared a proposal for BMW to create the new BMW 2002, and the rest is history.
The history of the 2002 keeps getting richer with the emergence of the new 2002 Hommage concept car. The BMW 2002 Hommage’s styling; its flared wheel arches, it’s wide and aggressive stance—seated on the road like a linebacker—is a wink and a nod to the original 2002. When the original 2002 and the new Hommage sit next to each other, it’s easy to see the link between the two. Unfortunately for students in auto mechanic school who might be hoping to get a closer look at the new 2002, this concept car is not expect to make it to production, though.
The New BMW M1 Hommage is a Feast for Students’ Eyes
When the new BMW i8 was released it was highly praised. Its design lines were captivating and it seemed like it had arrived from the future. But actually, it may have arrived from the past—via the BMW M1 Hommage concept, which was the inspiration for the BMW i8.
The M1 was introduced in 2008 to rave reviews and was produced to honour the original BMW M1, which was produced from 1978 to 1981. That original M1 was created to compete with the Porsche 911 in international racing circuits and the M1 Hommage was released just in time to mark the 30th anniversary of the original M1.
Students in Auto Mechanic School can Always Appreciate a Redesigned Racecar
Still to this day BMW considered its win at the 1940 Mille Miglia a huge milestone in building its reputation as a prestige automaker. BMW had started building cars only 7 years prior to the 1940 race, but went on to crush the competition in the 1000 mile open-road endurance race, and in many races after, with its then-new BMW 328 coupe featuring about 80 horsepower.
That racing champion was recently brought back to life with the emergence of the BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia 2006, just in time for the 2006 Mille Miglia race and the 70th anniversary of the BMW 328. As a token of good luck, the BMW 328 actually won the 2006 race as well. The new BMW Concept Coupe Mille Miglia 2006 is also a winner, but in a different way. The car is constructed for design purposes only, and the team that designed it were able to put together past, present, and future stylistic cues in a tight cohesive package.
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