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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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BMW i8 Dark Knight

Energy Motorsports has unveiled their BMW i8 "The Dark Knight" edition, a vehicle Bruce Wayne would most likely approve of. It consists of the company's Evo i8 body kit, which has a custom front bumper kit, rear wing, rear flipper kit and mirror cover, all wrapped in matte purple. They also offer a full carbon fiber package that will set you back an even heftier amount. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW LEGO Hover Bike

The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure kit is a must-have for motorcycle fans, but what if BMW created a futuristic version of the bike? Well, BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic teamed up to do just that, and this design is what they came up with. What's even cooler is that they re-purposed the 603 pieces included in the kit specifically for this machine, while the front-wheel rim was modified to form a propeller. For those who happen to be in Denmark, you'll be able to see it live in person starting today at LEGO World Copenhagen, that is until it gets sent off to BMW's Munich headquarters. 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 life hacks for drawing circles.

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BMW K75 Alpha Land Speed Racer

Mark Atkinson has officially unveiled the BMW K75 "Alpha" land speed racer, a motorcycle he created in partnership with Turkish designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem. It took Atkinson several months for him to build a chassis to fit inside Erdem's streamliner shell, one inspired by the lines of a Great White shark. Once fully completed, it will be used to race on the Bonneville Salt Flats and hopefully set a record or two. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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BMW Roadcarver


The BMW Street Carver was unlike any other skateboards at the time, as it boasted a unique suspension system derived from parts from a BMW 5 Series car. Its steering mechanism that gave it the ability to carve like a snowboard or surfboard. The Street Carver employed large, 110mm curved wheels, which were required because the axles roll in relation to the ground (i.e. change camber) as the board is turned (as opposed to traditional skateboarding axles, which remain parallel to the ground as the board is turned). Designer Rico Kersten unveils the Roadcarver, a four-wheeled motorcycle that was inspired by this unique skateboard. 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 cold welding in atmosphere.

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BMW M1 Shark

Designed by Alex Imnadze, the BMW M1 Shark draws inspiration from the Peugeot Onyx, the Vision Next 100 (video above), the cloth-bodied Gina concept and even Bertone's classic Stratos Zero prototype from the 1970's. On the technical side, it features a front wheel-mounted AI computer, a chassis made from layered smartrubber covered in a hybrid surface skin, and a mid rear-mounted engine. 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 colorful landing on Pluto.

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Manhart BMW M2

Just when you thought the BMW M2 couldn't get any better, Manhart unveils their completely revamped version. The upgraded 3.0-liter inline-six engine now generates 630 PS (621 HP) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, approximately 256 HP more than the stock model. Featuring an upgraded turbo / intercooler, remapped ECU unit, a sports exhaust system, larger brakes and a KW-made suspension. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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