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TM Concept30 E30

If you absolutely must modify a 1987 BMW E30, the TM concept30 kit might be the best way to go. You might have seen the renders, but now TMCars has released pictures of the actual vehicle. Featuring design cues from the E30, mixed with modern day technology, like LED daytime running lights. You'll have to shell out $4,000 for just the kit, without installation and paint. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW R1200S Animal

Mad Max: Fury Road is set to hit theaters this week, and the BMW R1200S Animal looks to be straight from the movie. Successor to BWM's R1100S, this update is equipped with a 120-horsepower powerplant, military mesh covered fuel tank, and a set of Ohlin shocks to ensure a swift escape. The micro taillights add a nice subtle touch, while the olive green seat was the perfect way for its designers, Pedro Garcia and Efraon Triana, to finish this thing off. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW Concept Roadster

Ever wonder what the BMW i8 would look like as a motorcycle? If so, then look no further than the BMW Concept Roadster. It's powered by a 1,170cc engine officially rated 125 horsepower and 92.2 pound-feet of torque. While the type of frame structure hidden under the tank is unknown, although we can assume the manufacturer drew from its experience with the likes of the R nineT and the HP2 Megamoto, two boxer-powered bikes that use a classic telescopic fork instead of BMW's Telelever unit. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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BMW Apollo Streamer

BMW's Apollo Streamer may look like something straight from a science-fiction flick, but it's actually a motorcycle. That's right, it was created by Turkey-based industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem and features an exposed engine as well as rear suspension. Apparently, the sloping front section minimizes wind resistance. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW K1600 Krugger

If Robocop owned a BMW motorcycle, it'd probably be this Krugger-designed K1600. The original chassis was completely revamped, and features hand-built aluminum / steel bodywork that looks like it should be hanging in a museum. The radiators were moved to the side to showcase the menacing 6-exhaust pipe setup. It's powered by an in-line compact 6-cylinder 1,649 cc, 160 hp engine with 129 lb-ft of torque. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including epic winter flying in a paramotor.

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BMW Urban Racer

If fighter jet and a motorcycle were combined into one, it'd probably look something like the BMW Urban Racer Concept. Sleek and futuristic, it's powered by a 1200cc twin-cylinder engine that pumps out 115 horsepower, plenty for its ultra lightweight carbon fiber frame. A pair Brembo brakes provide maximum stopping power when going for spirited night runs. Aside from the carbon fiber, you'll find silver accents, a mahogany wood fuel tank and quilted leather seat to match those wood guards. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Self Drifting BMW

BMW Group has unveiled a new M235i prototype vehicle for highly automated driving. Or, in other words, advanced control technology to demonstrate maximum safety up to the car's dynamic limit while drifting around a track. It also highlights the effectiveness of a new generation of control systems that actively intervene in the direction-changing decision-making process to ensure the electronically controlled steering works in perfect harmony with the brakes and accelerator. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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BMW M9

Here's a first look at what could be the BMW M9 if the Bavarian automaker decides to go this route. The two-seater boasts a reduced the nose, with headlights positioned in a slender slit which extends the whole width of the entrance and masking the radiator grille. Its roof0line descends a slight slope to the rear edge of the body wherever there is a compact spoiler, complemented with ultra thin LED taillights, which even more emphasize the width of the car. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW Intelligent Lighting Lasers

Unlike other modern automotive lighting systems, the BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights employs "High Power Laser" diodes for projecting driver information directly onto the road in front of the vehicle, allowing them to concentrate on traffic even in pitch black darkness. Selective Beam technology helps the headlights adapt themselves to oncoming traffic, to make sure the drivers are not blinded by the light, thanks to laser technology. Plus, the Dynamic Light Spot function warns drivers of incoming pedestrians or animals from a distance of 100 meters. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Japanese carpenters fitting together perfectly cut pieces of wood.

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BMW i9

When McLaren P1 meets the BMW i8, you get the i9. Slated to hit showrooms in 2016 during BMW's 100th anniversary, this hybrid supercar is powered by a 6-cylinder 3.0L engine working together with a larger electric motor which generates a combined output exceeding 362hp and 570 Nm of torque. Expect it to go from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than 4 seconds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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