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BMW 8-Series

Photo credit: Car Scoops

The concept was revealed months ago (above video), but new spy shots appear to show the production BMW 8-Series, which could make its debut this year. There will be several models, but the 850i (top) may be powered by a 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that generates 445 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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BMW i8 Roadster

The BMW i8 Roadster makes its official debut at the LA Auto Show and this plug-in hybrid boasts an aluminum chassis with a carbon-fiber monotub, a higher capacity battery, and an upgraded hybrid powertrain. Featuring a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 231 hp (up from 228 hp) and 143 hp electric motor (up from 131 hp), for a combined output of 374 hp, good for a 0-60 mph time of 4.4-seconds, while topping out at an electronically limited 155 mph. The battery pack has been upgraded from 20 Ah to 34 Ah and from 7.1 kWh to 11.6, enabling you to travel on electric power alone at speeds up to 65 mph - or 75 mph in eDrive mode. The all-electric range is up to 33 miles on the New European Driving Cycle. Continue reading for test drive footage, more pictures and information.

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Abu Dhabi Motors Largest BMW Dealership

Here's a fascinating look inside Abu Dhabi Motors, currently the world's largest BMW dealership. It's home to a host of BMW Individual cars as well as optioned out M models, and in the video above, YouTube celebrity Shmee150 provides an in-depth tour, along with an M760Li test drive. In addition to a theater room, this dealership also sells Rolls-Royce cars. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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BMW R1100 KHAN

Created by industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem, the BMW R1100 KHAN is a futuristic motorcycle that appears to be straight from a science fiction movie. It's inspired by the Great White shark, and created specifically to tackle the Bonneville Salt Flats, and possibly setting a new land speed record for bikes, if a prototype does become a reality. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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New BMW M3 CS

Limited to 1200-units (550 for the US) worldwide, the all-new BMW M3 CS boasts a tuned 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine that generates 453 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission, enabling it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds, while topping out at 174 mph. That's not all, it's also 110 lbs lighter than the standard model, thanks to the use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic on the hood, roof and large sections of the body. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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AC Schnitzer BMW i8

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Spotted by Autogespot user Sanvr2202 in Geel, Belgium, this blacked out BMW i8 shows what a futuristic KITT vehicle could look like. Featuring plenty of custom AC Schnitzer aerodynamic parts, including front spoiler elements, side skirts and rear wing, while sitting 25 mm (0.98 in) lower to the ground at the front, and 20 mm (0.78 in) closer at the rear. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics


The BMW i Vision Dynamics is an electric concept with a 373-mile range, and it aims to take on the Tesla Model 3. Official power numbers aren't known at the time, but the company claims a 0-62 in under 4-seconds, and a 120 MPH top speed. The vehicle is wrapped in flowing sheet metal with sharp, defined edges, complete with an illuminated twin-kidney grille. Small rear-facing cameras replace traditional wing mirrors, and aerodynamic wheels maximize range. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including an iPhone X parody.

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BMW C Evolution

Based on the BMW C Evolution, this origami-inspired creation by Krautmotors is all-electric and offers a riding range of up to 99 miles. The front end is made of folded metal, while an exposed chassis and rear wheel reveals its inner workings. This motorcycle may not be the fastest on the road, but it will definitely turn some heads. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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BMW Z4 Concept

Here's a first look at the BMW Z4 Concept ahead of its debut at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week. No technical specifications are known at this time, but the images and videos should provide more than enough eye candy for the time being. "The BMW Concept Z4 expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details. From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end; a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion," said designer Adrian van Hooydonk. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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BMW iM2

Photo credit: David Olivares

Drawing inspiration from both the M2 and i8, the BMW iM2 Concept is an all-electric sports car that strips out all the luxuries to offer "great acceleration, balance and a competitive price", said its designer David Olivares. It's also equipped with an xDrive all-wheel drive system, short front and rear overhangs and 20" wheels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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