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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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BMW K1600 Krugger

Not just any motorcycle, the BMW K1600 by Krugger looks to be straight from a Terminator film, or museum. BMW France asked Fred "Krugger" Bertrand, owner of Krugger, to create a one-off model with the K1600, and this is the result. The only restrictions were to keep the 161 horsepower engine and the electronics in tract. So, he hand-built an aluminum and steel body that looks like an art masterpiece. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Stormtrooper M6

In the Star Wars universe, Stormtroopers are the main ground-force of the Galactic Empire, under the leadership of Emperor Palpatine and his commanders, most notably Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin. The apparently high combat effectiveness of the Stormtroopers as well as their harsh reputation serve as the main reasons for deploying them almost exclusively in most of the military engagements of the Galactic Empire. Bulgaria-based tuner Vilner has decided to create a one-off BMW M6 inspired by these soldiers. Continue reading for more images.

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BMW 328 Hommage

First unveiled in 2011, the BMW 328 Hommage combines elegant retro design with a modern sports car materials. Inspired by the original 328, this 2-seater boasts a carbon fiber reinforced plastic chassis, which helps keep the curb weight at just 1,720 pounds. Under the hood, you'll find a 3.0L V6 engine which pumps out 322hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more images, another video and additional information.

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Here's a first look at the all-new BMW M4 Convertible, which sports the Active Sound Control feature, like in the M4 Coupe, where a live amplification of the engine's natural sound will be inducted into the passenger cabin via the speakers. One caveat: it's slightly heaver than the coupe, at 3851-pounds. Continue reading for more cool things you may not have known about the sporty car.

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What happens when you combine modern car design with classic elements? The Mini Superleggera Vision of course. This electric-powered stunner features a bare aluminum dashboard with minimalistic gaugework and the speedometer sits by itself on the steering column, while the modified centralized instrument cluster features an analog clock and an interactive digital element. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Unveiled this week at the 2014 Concours d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy, this R1200-based BMW Concept Roadster is what happens when the i8 meets a motorcycle. You'll find things such as the aggressive downward slant from the wafer-thin milled aluminum seat unit and barely-there LED headlight plate to the violently sculpted open exhaust, along with its eye-catching triangular frame in luminous blue. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Sleek and stylish, the 2015 BMW M4 Coupe is definitely not slouch. Boasting a TwinPower Turbocharged 3.0L engine that delivers an impressive 431 HP (317 kW) and a maximum torque of 406 lb-ft (550 Nm), mated to a 7-speed M DCT gearbox or 6-speed manual transmission. The former rockets the vehicle from 0-62mph in just 4.1-seconds. No word yet on pricing, but we do know that the M4 Coupe will be assembled in Munich, Germany. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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