BMW decided to pay homage to the 3.0CSL race car that started the Motorsport division's legacy, with the stunning M6 GT3. At 2866-pounds, this track monster is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4L V8 under tuned to make 500hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission. BMW factory teams will have to shell out &euro379,000 ($336,270) for the privilege to race this vehicle. The driver's seat was moved to the center of the car, while the engine was also repositioned inside the engine bay for engineering reasons. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Apparently, BMW has filed the needed homologation papers with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for their R1200R Concept Roadster, so we may be seeing it on the roads sooner than later. Just to recap, its 1170cc, 2-cylinder engine is capable of delivering 125hp @ 7,750RPM and 92 lb-ft of torque at 6500RPM, mated to a sport-oriented 6-gear transmission. It also features a milled aluminum tail section, as well as an underbelly exhaust that acts as a chin spoiler and as silencer, with the end-pipe sticking proudly upwards under the seat. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing why hotel safes aren't very secure.
Krugger Motorcycles owner Fred Bertrand was given a BMW K1600 to customize, and the end result - 3,000-hours later - is an Art Deco masterpiece the least. However, the only requirement was to keep the 161-horsepower engine and all of the electronics in place. Everything else was completely revamped, and the modifications include a hand-built aluminum chassis. The chassis was lengthened, while the radiators were relocated to showcase its six exhaust pipes. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a functional 3D-printed Boeing 787 engine.
If you've always wanted a self-driving electric car loaded with the latest gadgets, Rinspeed's Budii, based on the BMW i3, should be on your shortlist. Everything you see inside and outside is controlled via smartphone. Should you get the urge to drive, a robotic arm connected to the steering wheel makes it possible to steer the car from either side - wheel can be stowed behind the large standalone screen on the center console in autonomous mode. Continue reading for another video and more information.
A few months ago, BMW created the 3.0 CSL Hommage as a tribute to the iconic 1972 BMW E9 3.0 CSL. Now, they've unveiled a racing model that celebrates the 40th anniversary of BMW North America. Featuring BMW Motorsport division's red / blue stripes, air deflectors, laser / LED lighting, distinctive wheel arches, and a large rear spoiler for downforce. You can see it in-person at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance during Monterey Car Week. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Radion Design gives us a first look at what could possibly be the rumored BMW M9, both coupe and convertible versions. The end result is a sleek and futuristic design that combines elements from the Tesla Model S, as well as current BMW models. For those who like to drive with the top down, you'll be glad to know that the roadster model comes with a roof that goes up and down at the push of a button. Continue reading to see M9 Cabriolet in white and blue.
If you just can't get enough of the BMW i8, wait until you see the i9 prototype. As you can tell, it looks like a cross between a Star Wars pod racer and the i8. Insiders say that the i9 has been approved for production in 2016, and will sport the same carbon fiber chassis as its predecessor, but with a new, modular 3.0-liter hybrid system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The BMW 328 is one of the most popular luxury vehicles of all time, and to pay tribute, the Bavarian automaker created the BMW 328 Hommage. This one-off sports car was designed to mirror the aesthetic appeal of the original 328 while adding some modern touches, such as a carbon fiber reinforced plastic frame, which helps keep the curb weight at a mere 1,720-pounds. It's powered by a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine, and features circular headlamps, a lung shaped double vertical grill, along with leather straps used to keep the hood closed. What you probably noticed first is its door-less design, and the windshield has been split in half to boot. Continue reading for three videos and more information.
Sleek and stylish, the BMW Concept Ninety was built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the iconic BMW R90 S, which is powered by an 898cc four-stroke, two-cylinder, horizontally opposed Boxer engine producing 67hp and 56 lb-ft of torque. The team at Roland Sands Design wanted the BMW Concept Ninety to be a modern, track capable interpretation of the classic R 90 S, even the paint scheme matches the silver and Daytona orange of the original. They created many elements of the bike from scratch including the fairing, fuel tank, frame, triple tree and rear cowling. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Set to be auctioned off in August, this BMW M1 is a supercar that time forgot, and in prime condition. It was originally designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and hand-built between the years of 1978 - 1981, for a total production of 453 vehicles. Powered by a naturally aspirated 3.5L inline-six that generates 273hp, it has a top speed of 162 mph - turbocharged racing versions were capable of producing around 850hp. Continue reading for two videos and more information.