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We're not yet sold on BMW's homage to the venerable 2002 (pictures)

Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of BMW's 02 lineup, the result is a mish-mash of curves and shapes punctuated by what appears to be a current 2 Series upper half.

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Andrew Krok
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There's a whole lot going on here with the 2002 Hommage concept.

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It debuted at the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganze Villa d'Este, situated next to Lake Como.

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A big band of carbon wraps around the vehicle, just like the chrome strip did on the original 2002 Turbo.

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BMW claims the lines are "minimalist," which is the exact opposite of how we would have described it.

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How the hell is this minimalist? Look at that hood! It's ridiculous!

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It's like an M235i got stung by a bee.

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We've been promised that there is a 2002 Hommage somewhere in this picture.

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The rear end manages to achieve both an underbite and an overbite at the same time. Impressive.

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I will say that the wheels and the front lip are really cool, though.

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Like its previous Villa d'Este concepts, this one won't be going into production, which, for the first time, is a very, very good thing.

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