BMW 328 Hommage

By - May 20th, 2011

BMW 328 Hommage

Still number 1 in sales for its model class 3 decades after it first appeared, the success of the modern day BMW 3-Series has a lot to do with the original BMW 328. In many aspects ahead of its time, the BMW 328 put into use many of the same design principles found on today’s car – lightweight construction, streamlined silhouettes, improved engines and suspension technology. In honor of this pioneering vehicle’s 75th anniversary, BMW fashioned the BMW 328 Hommage.

True to the original BMW 328’s tenets, the BMW 328 Hommage put into use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). This gives the concept vehicle a gross weight of 780 kilograms or 1,720-lbs. Following the visible lattice work of carbon fiber, the car’s exterior elements seamlessly fused with its interior elements. A notable emphasis on functions and simplicity, the cockpit is sparse. The round instrument cluster only display information like engine speed, oil pressure, temperature, rev counter, and essentials. If additional information is needed, the instrument cluster can be fitted with “tripmaster” – 2 modified Apple iPhones on the passenger side which relay information such as lap times, GPS, and more… Appointments include 4-point seat belts, racing seats, leather upholstery, and a “kill switch” for the vehicle’s electronics in case of emergency, the BMW 328 Hommage is powered by a straight 6-cylinder engine, though no technical specifications are available at this time.

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage

5 comments
R.A
R.A

Great car, I love these kind of tribute to heritage vehicles. Though, this being a concept edition based on another concept car, I doubt that we will ever see this gorgeous car hit the roads as production car. The details on this car really set it off for me. Every detail from the leather bonnet straps, digital versions of an old time chronograph timer and the touch of knock off spinners wheels. Well done BMW, well done! Although, on another note the modern 3-series platform has no correlation to the original Millie Miglia raced 328's of the 1930's. Sorry, but his article seems to give the impression that the 328 was the forefather of todays 3-series, which it is not. The 3-series platform began withe the e21 of the mid-late 70's as BMW transformation into its Neue Klasse philosophy of cars. Nonetheless, great find and great car!

A$H
A$H

WOW!!! AMAZING!!!

Ajani
Ajani

This car's dope as hell!

crouton
crouton

Is it me or does this thing looks like Hitler?