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.
Vilner, a Bulgaria-based tuner, has given a 2015 BMW M6, complete with its 4.4L V8 that generates 560-horsepower, a Star Wars Stormtrooper makeover. Everything from the new hood and front fascia, to the wheels and fenders, received a pearl white paint job that blends in seamlessly with any of Vader's minions. Inside, you'll find brown / white leather, charcoal suede and lots of carbon fiber. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of how not to cut a watermelon with a sword.
Looking to be a vehicle straight from Mad Max: Fury Road, the 680-pound Suprine Exodus recumbent motorcycle is powered by a 1200cc BMW flat four that generates 126-horsepower, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, enabling it to sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.1 seconds. The frame is constructed from a steel base that has also been infused with both titanium and magnesium components. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
BMW's vibrant 'Golf Yellow' 3.0 CSL Hommage draws inspiration from the original 1970s 3.0 CSL (Coupe Sport Leichtbau). BMW head designer Adrian van Hooydonk says: "The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage represents a nod to the engineering achievement exemplified by the BMW 3.0 CSL in its lightweight design and performance. With intelligent lightweight construction and modern materials, the 3.0 CSL Hommage brings the character of that earlier model into the 21st century, showing it in a new and exciting guise." Continue reading for three videos and more information.