BMW has released a concept vehicle that hearkens back to its legendary 02 series, which turns 50 this year.
The 02 series is a particularly important one for BMW. Produced from 1966 through 1977, it assured the Bavarian carmaker’s success after years of struggle following the Second World War, and introduced many of the styling cues which still appear on every BMW today.
The most beloved of these — and certainly one of the most popular BMW cars in history — is the 2002 Turbo. The concept car, restyled in a nod to the 2002 Turbo, is called the 2002 Hommage.
BMW released renderings of the new concept to mark the 50th anniversary of the 02 series, and the car is almost certainly not intended for a production run. Still, like many concept cars it can give hints at the styling motifs for the next generation of BMWs.