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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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BMW M2 CSL

BMW's M division has been know for their CSL (Coupe, Sports and Lightweight) models, but the public hasn't see one since the M3 CSL in 2004. However, that might all change if the company brings the BMW M2 CSL to life. On the outside, it sports wider fenders, an aggressive aero kit, and of course the famed BMW racing stripes. Inside, you'll find many luxuries stripped out and replaced with a racing roll cage, non-adjustable bucket seats, and a five-point harnesses to keep passengers secure. Click here for a few bonus images.

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BMW M Hypercar

Aston Martin's Valkyrie hypercar is not only a technological marvel, but an aesthetically pleasing one as well, but what if BMW were to use that as a starting point for one of their own racers? Meet the M-Power hypercar, which includes iconic features like the kidney front grille, i8-inspired headlights, BMW M wheels and more rear-end accents inspired by the i8. Throw on a large carbon fiber shark fin, and you've got a hypercar screaming to set a new Nurburgring record. Continue reading for another picture.

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BMW M8

It's official, BMW has confirmed the M8, and it will be available in three different models: Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe. The company hasn't released any technical specifications, but some insiders are reporting a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 powerplant, mated to an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission, complete with all-wheel drive. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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