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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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Orange BMW M1

Have $745,000 and always wanted a pristine BMW M1? If so, then look no further than this specimen, with just 8,441-miles on the odometer. For those who don't know, it's the first mid-engined BMW to be mass-produced, the second is the BMW i8. It employs a twin-cam M88/1 3.5 L six-cylinder petrol engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. The M1 coupe was hand-built between 1978 and 1981 under the motorsport division of BMW as a homologation special for sports car racing. The body was designed by Giugiaro, taking inspiration from the 1972 BMW Turbo show car. Continue reading to see it pit against the BMW i8, for more pictures and information.

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Electric BMW Car

ITAP transformed an old 1997 BMW into "The Phoenix, an electric car with a longer driving range than the Tesla Model S P100D for just a fraction of the cost. It comes equipped with three types of recycled batteries that total 130 kilowatts of capacity - comprised of lithium-ion 18650 cells, old laptops, and used electric car batteries - powering an electric motor, enabling it to drive for 382-miles on a full charge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW R80 Mutant

Ironwood Custom Motorcycles transformed a 1985 BMW R80, complete with its iconic mono-shock and single-side swing arm, into "The Mutant". The upgraded bike now sports a Leatherman multi-tool holder / grips, Brembo brake disks, Fehling clip ons, a Hyperpro emulsion rear shock, custom LED taillights and a custom alacantra / leather seat with matching tank strap. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW M8

Photo credit: Aksyonov Nikita

BMW teased their upcoming M8 at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, an even that took place at Lake Como in Italy, but unfortunately, the vehicle was in full camouflage. Automotive designer Aksyonov Nikita created these renders to show what the production model could look like, complete with the iconic M stripes, aggressive bumpers, revamped exhaust tips, carbon fiber side mirror caps / door handles and black wheels. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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BMW Motorrad Concept Link

BMW is known to reveal some interesting concepts ahead of the annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este show in Italy, and this year is no exception. One of their new projects is the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, a futuristic electric motorbike that comes equipped with an adaptable seat that extends for up to two passengers, a helmet storage space beneath the seat, and a head-up display that projects the instrument cluster as well as the navigation information onto a orange windscreen. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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BMW 8-Series Concept

Yesterday, a few teaser images were leaked, but today, BMW has officially revealed the 8-Series Concept. On the exterior, this two-door coupe features an aggressive front end, a twin-kidney grille, a carbon fiber front splitter, laser headlights, large air intakes, and lightweight 21-inch alloy wheels. Inside, you'll find a custom steering wheel with hand-polished aluminum spokes and red-anodized shift paddles, a digital instrument cluster, an iDrive display, and lots of carbon fiber accents. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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BMW 8-Series

Here's a first look at the upcoming BMW 8-Series, which is set to make its debut on May 26th at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. This two-door coupe boasts a large twin-kidney grille, slender headlights, large front fender vents, and lightweight alloy wheels. Under the hood, it's rumored to be equipped with a 6.6L V12 producing 601 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW M4 CS

Want an upgraded BMW M4 without going the warranty-voiding tuner route? The BMW M4 CS is just for you. Featuring a tuned 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine that now produces 454 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, a 29hp and 37 lb-ft boost over the factory model. Other upgrades include a carbon fiber roof, trunklid spoiler, diffuser and front splitter, which contribute to a 71-pound weight saving over the base M4. You also get 6-piston front / 4-piston gold calipers with carbon ceramic brakes, stiffer springs / dampers, larger roll bars and 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels. One caveat: you'll have to shell out over $100,000 to get your hands on one when it hits dealers next year. Continue reading for a test drive video, more pictures, and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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