The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R is a beefy, updated version of the old school BMW race car, intended to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary in North America, as well as paying homage to the original 3.0 CSL’s manufactured in 1972.
The original 3.0 CSL was a specifically built to be raced in the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) from 1972 to 1979. It housed a bored out 3.0-litre straight-6 engine, packing well over 200hp. It also looked the part, with bulbous fender flares and a large rear wing, the factory BMW race car quickly earned the nickname “the Batmobile,” and went on to win the ETCC in 1973, and every year from 1975 to 1979.
The updated BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R really is a tribute to the 70’s original, from the colour scheme, right down to the body kit and spoiler. At this stage the concept isn’t going into production, but it offers a look at what we might expect from BMW in the future. The car is set to make its official debut in Pebble Beach at the Concours d’Elegance.