31 Images Of The New BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R
Controversial among enthusiasts, stunning among artists.
Personally, I think the 3.0 CSL Hommage R is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. It combines contemporary design queues with masterful engineering and lovingly caresses history, like a student paying tribute to their master. My dearest hope for BMW is that this loving attention to detail makes its way into a production vehicle. The i8 is beautiful too, but it is a look into the future, the CSL is more like a mashup, the kind of mashup that kind of replaces the original in your mind. Then, even when you see the original, all you can think of is that remix. That’s how I feel about this car, however the automotive community seems polarized about this car, and it seems like BMW heard that message loud and clear. So, for the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, BMW drew its line in the sand for all to see, the removed the green tribute paint and replaced it with a classic livery and released a cornucopia of images, including the much sought-after interior shots.
So the debate is restarted, do the haters still hate it? As a lover I can say I am more enamoured with it than ever. Let’s hear it Canada, tell us how this car makes you feel. Torontonians, do you want to see these on Bay St.? Vancouverites, I’m sorry I don’t know how you order one. But here’s a gallery for you all to enjoy, and let the dreams wash over you.