If Batman owned a BMW, it would probably be the M6 GTLM, which recently made its unofficial debut at Sebring International Speedway late last month with drivers Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner and John Edwards in the driver's seat. Unlike the street version, this racer features custom bodywork, which includes a revamped hood, rear wing, as well as a wide-body kit. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
BMW hasn't been in the supercar game since the original M1 of the 1980s. However, if there was ever any hope of the legendary vehicle being revived, here's what Giom Image Art imagines it looking like. "The artist's rendering takes design cues from the original M1, most notably the signature louver engine cover. The concept would be powered by the same 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six used in the M4 and have around 500 hp. Regarding the design Mouton stated, "My design is taking inspiration from - rather than copying - the original. The concept is lightweight construction with less emphasis on luxury; performance and handling take center stage and active aerodynamics and a very low center of gravity plays a big part,'" reports Car Buzz. Should BMW release a supercar, aside from the M4 GTS, expect it to be priced above $200,000. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Animazement 2015, an amazing cosplay compilation.
Unlike other concepts, this one was dreamed up by a four year-old boy named Eli. He told his uncle about his dream car, and then automotive blog Jalopnik was contacted to make it a reality, or at least in CAD and Photoshop form. A few weeks later, and we get the BMW 4219Eli, featuring exactly what the boy asked for: 42 functional wheels, 19 Porsche engines, 3 different driver's seats, each with their own steering wheels and a trunk full of toys which doubles as a playroom. Continue reading to see how BMW USA responded and labeled everything.
Priced from $51000, the 3295-pound 2016 BMW M2 Coupe is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L straight-six that produces 365hp @ 6,500RPM and 343 lb-ft of torque @ 1400RPM, mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox or 6-speed manual transmission, good for a 0-60mph time of 4.2-seconds. Inside, there's an integrated GoPro app that lets drivers record lap times when connected to an action camera. Other features include: 19-inch forged wheels, aluminum suspension components and a driver-focused instrument cluster. Deliveries will begin in Spring 2016. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Not just any motorcycle, the BMW Stunt G310 is based on a single-cylinder study, and features special modifications specific to stunt bikes, including a lockable throttle for constant propulsion as well as two rear wheel brakes. Riders can activate the larger rear brake using a brake lever on the left handlebar, in a location that allows it to be used at the same time as the clutch. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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.