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BMW iNEXT

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Here it is, the BMW iNEXT electric crossover concept, which is set to go into production some time during 2021. Featuring a massive twin kidney grille surrounded by blue chrome, slim headlights, and recessed sections of the front fascia designed to channel air into slender intakes. On the inside, it boasts a rectangular-shaped steering wheel, floating digital instrument cluster, and a widescreen infotainment system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW Self-Driving Motorcycle

BMW spent the past 2-years creating a fully-autonomous motorcycle that can not only race around a track, but also park itself without any human input, thanks to AI-powered software. The ultimate goal is for this AI to keep riders safe as a driving assistant that kicks in automatically to adjust the brakes or steering during emergencies. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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2019 BMW M850i

Priced from $112,985 and set to hit US showrooms in December, the 2019 BMW M850i is powered by a new twin-turbo 4.4L V8 producing 523hp and 553lb-ft of peak torque, mated to an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, enabling it to sprint from 0-60mph in a mere 3.6 seconds. Options include: Driving Assistant Professional, a 1,400-watt Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound system, an iDrive controller, and a carbon fiber roof. Continue reading for more pictures, a detailed video walkthrough and additional information.

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BMW MH5 700

The MH5 700 by MANHART, based on the new sixth-generation M5, gets completely revamped, starting with a new ECU that boosts the power of its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 to 713 hp and 642 lb-ft of torque. Other upgrades include: a stainless steel exhaust system with optional carbon fiber tips, KW coilover springs, which lower the vehicle 20mm closer to the ground, and 21-inch Concave One aluminum rims that are finished in Silk-Matte Black. Continue reading for more pictures, a detailed video walk through, and more information.

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BMW F81 M3 Touring

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The BMW M3 is available in several trims, but not yet in a "Touring Edition", that is unless...you're talking about this custom creation by an auto enthusiast. They started with a 340i xDrive, but rather than stick with the original diesel engine, S55 unit was swapped in, which initially generates 450PS (444hp / 331kW) and 550Nm (406lb-ft) of torque. A Stage 2 tuning upgrade was then installed, which included ECU remapping and Eventuri intakes, to increase power output to 530PS (523hp / 390kW). Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Z-Performance Widebody M2

No, this isn't yet another Liberty Walk creation, but rather one from wheelmaker Z-Performance. This sleek BMW M2 has been fitted with a widebody kit, a retro exterior color, and plenty of decals to showcase the new equipment. To top things off, it boasts 20" ZP.Forged 6 Super Deep Concave rims finished in gloss black with a polished lip. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW M3 CS

Limited to just 1,200-units worldwide and available in several colors, including the Frozen Dark Blue that you see above, the BMW M3 CS will be the last F80 M3 model that the automaker will produce, mainly due to the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) rules. This new M3 Club Sport model features a tuned twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six engine that generates 454hp, enabling it to hit 60mph in 3.7-seconds, while topping out at 173mph. Continue reading for an in-depth video review, more pictures and information.

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BMW Le Mans

BMW claimed victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999 with the V12 LMR prototype, but the automaker has yet to return to the endurance racing series. However, that could change with a vehicle like the BMW "Spike" by industrial designer Pavel Tomashevskiy. Featuring a closed cabin, a short pointed front fascia, and wheel covers created to improve aerodynamics. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW iX3

Revealed at the Beijing Motor Show, the BMW iX3, based on the X3 compact crossover, is the company's first all-electric SUV. Featuring fifth-generation EV hardware in a modular chassis that generates over 270 horsepower, paired with battery cells, including a 70-kWh pack, that offers 249 miles on the WLTP test cycle. These batteries are compatible with a fast charging rate of up to 150 kW, which means you can recharge up to 80 percent capacity in about 30 minutes. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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BMW M2 Competition

Priced from $70,575 in the UK, the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is powered by a modified variant of the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine sourced from the M3 / M4 that generates 405 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in a mere 4-seconds. Other upgrades include: a sleek black chrome exhaust system, 19" alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, special trim, racing seatbelts, sill plates, red push-button starter, new sport seats and matching steering wheel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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