In commemoration of the BMW 328 75th anniversary (no, not the leased 328 in your neighbor’s garage), Bavarian Motor Works has created what really can only be described as a breathtaking reintepretation, recently revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Como, Italy. Aptly called the BMW 328 Hommage, its resemblance to the original 1930’s 328 is a bit of a stretch, but BMW has managed to create a striking if not downright sinister look using a mix of throwback queues and stylings from modern models including the 6 series, Z4 and Vision ConnectedDrive concept revealed at the Geneva Auto Show.
Look a little closer though and you’ll see those notoriously obsessive German engineers have pored over weight-saving detail with an obsessive use of naked carbon-fiber in the spirit of its lightweight predecessor. The running concept is powered by a down-to-earth 3.0 liter inline-six with an automatic transmission, but these exercises are never about speed. Further markings of its concept status are external leather straps woven into the bodywork, impossibly small windscreens, criss-crossed black taped headlights (which are actually four separate LED lamps), spinner hubcaps, and a racy interior swathed in so much sculpted leather, aluminum, and technology that you’d swear the kill switch is actually intended for your dreams about a leggy blonde delivering you your very own 328 Hommage.
30 more glorious high resolution photos after the jump.