An ode to the BMW 3.0 CSL

By JAY WONG | 13 May 2015

MUNICH: The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage is a modern rendition of the original CSL that appeared in May 1972, and will soon make its global debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Its CSL nomenclature stands for Compact, Sports, Leicht (lightweight) and the Hommage draws on the character of the earlier model, endowing it with cutting-edge materials.

From what the teaser picture, the CSL Hommage will possess a body frame with stretched flanks that are made up of aggressive air deflectors, wheel arches, roof and a rear spoiler.

There’s also mention of carbon fibre usage, compared to the original CSL’s predominant use of thinner steel as well as aluminium and Perspex parts to bring the car into a lower weight category.

As for the interior, nothing yet has been set in stone, but for those keen to see the real deal – expect nothing but high quality materials combined with parts that possess driving-related functionality to display its technical and formal supremacy.

As vague as it may sound, the CSL Hommage’s interior has been designed to reflect its special lightweight character that ultimately exudes sportiness and elegance.

More importantly, will this particular tribute go racing as well in the European Touring Car Championship?