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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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BMW i Inside Future

BMW unveiled its all-new Inside Future concept at CES 2017, showing what self-driving cars could look like in 2020. The minimalistic cabin has four large slim seats covered in a beige cloth, complete with a throw pillow in the second row, while a steering wheel remains ready for the driver to take control. Passengers in the back can interact with tablet-style touchscreens mounted on the armrests. HoloActive control technology projects a 3D image of its controls over the console, and gesture controls enable drivers to easily select infotainment and vehicle options. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an incredible drone video.

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Letrons Transforming BMW Robot

Letvision's Letron is no longer a concept, and the life-sized transforming BMW 3-series robot has hit the streets. Unlike other giant robots, this one was created from a real car, and boasts a hydraulics system that can be remotely controlled for the transformation process. Future upgrades plan to make it drivable, which would integrate a passenger seat, though it won't exactly be street legal. 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 showing how the NES Zapper light gun works.

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BMW Orion Streamliner

Inspired by the predatory osprey bird, designer Mehmet Erdem's BMW Orion Streamliner is a retrofuturistic motorcycle that has the rider sitting close to the ground. Featuring a luxurious leather seat, sleek black body panels, a single front headlight, and what looks like wooden accents along the sides. According to Erdem, the rear is slightly more narrow to reduce drag and increase its aerodynamic properties. 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 11,000 penguins taking on a Santa Claus army.

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HGK BMW F22

HGK Motorsport took a BMW 2-series and transformed it into the F22 Eurofighter. What does this mean? For starters, this carbon kevlar drift monster had its front / rear slam panels removed and replaced with custom, removable crash bars, along with a fabricated roll cage built specifically to Formula Drift specifications. Continue reading for a video of it at the track.

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Rough Crafts BMW R Nine-T

Rough Crafts' Winston Yeh drew inspiration from multiple classic BMWs when designing the R nineT's new bodywork. You'll find itsaluminum fuel tank borrows lines from late 70s and early 80s airheads, while still retaining modern day components, such as the fuel pump, battery and electronics box. With 110 horsepower ready to go, the 1170 cc boxer twin doesn't require much of a tune to get you speeding around town. "I met BMW's Head of Vehicle Design, Ola Stenegard, many times at different bike shows. We talked about what we could do together. But then BMW Motorrad Taiwan contacted me without knowing about our relationship, saying they want me to build a custom R nineT. Naturally Munich jumped on it, and made it an officially endorsed 'Soul Fuel' build," said Yeh. 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 dog that wins the mannequin challenge.

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Rusty BMW i8

Pop singer Austin Mahone commissioned MetroWrapz to wrap his BMW i8, and the result is what you see above. However, the rust effect on this wrap is more than just simple brown and orange hues, as it looks like it's been sitting out for decades, braving the elements. As for the cost, we'd imagine one having to shell out a minimum of $15,000 for a customized job like this. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus concept cars from the past.

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Carbon Fiber BMW HP4 Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad has created a one-of-a-kind HP4 Race motorcycle, with an all carbon fiber frame with matching wheels. While technical specifications aren't yet know, some speculate that it will draw power from a 1000cc inline-four producing 200-horsepower. For now, bike enthusiasts will have to settle for the S 1000 RR. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a ridiculously large firework (skip to the end).

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BMW i Motorrad Beta R

Photo credit: Sebastian Martinez

Designed by Sebastian Martinez, the BMW i Motorrad Beta R prototype has finally been completed, and it's basically a TRON Lightcycle motorcycle hybrid. While no drivetrain has been confirmed, it does use a magnetic suspension to give the rider an extra smooth driving experience unlike any other. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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BMW R nineT Snickers

Taipei-based OneHandMade Motorcycles, took a standard BMW R nineT, and turned it in to the blacked out bike you see above. Sporting a custom aluminum fuel tank, an embedded LED light in the skinny tail section, dual H3 fog lights, a set of high-rise bars wrapped with Motogadget grips and Brembo controls, as well as two Pirelli Scorpion Rally Tires to handle any terrain. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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