BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage pays tribute to a classic 70s BMW coupe

BMW has created a new and modern take on the famous BMW 3.0 CSL coupe from the 70s and the new car is called the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. The CSL in the name of the car stands for "Coupé Sport Leichtbau," which translated means coupe, sport, lightweight. The 3.0 CSL Hommage has an aluminum hood, trunk lid, and wings. To keep weight to a minimum BMW ditched glass for the windows and used Plexiglass all around.

The 3.0 CSL of the 70s was pared down in weight so much that it was 200kg lighter than its normal siblings. Copious amounts of aluminum were used in the 70s version of the car and while aluminum is used in the Hommage, the new lightweight material used copiously in the construction of the Hommage is carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).

To reduce aerodynamic drag BMW ditched the normal side mirrors and replaced them with rear-view cameras. The front air deflector of the car is designed to route cooling air to the engine compartment. The wings over the rear wheels are designed to route air optimally over the body of the car.

Under the hood of the 3.0 CSL Hommage is a 3.0L six-cylinder engine with eBoost. Power numbers are unannounced and we have no indication of what sort of performance the car delivers. Inside the car is fitted with racing seats and harnesses and lots of CFRP is visible in the interior. The dash is minimalist with a display on the column offering gear, speed, rpm, and shift points.