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BMW i9

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.

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BMW 328 Hommage

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.

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BMW Concept Ninety

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.

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BMW M1

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.

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Stormtrooper BMW M6

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.

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Suprine Exodus

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.

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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage

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.

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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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