Photo credit: Brad Builds
Brad Builds is an automotive designer who specializes in creating unique concepts, and his latest project is this BMW M4 off-road camper. Despite its size, it still manages to fit a bed, kitchenette and even solar panels up top. To ensure that it can handle any terrain or obstacles, the suspension was lifted and chunky BFGoodrich tires were added. One thing that needed to be removed were the rear seats in the original vehicle, but most won’t mind the trade off. Read more for additional pictures.
BMW is gradually transitioning into EVs, and the iX is their latest entry. Set to hit U.S. showrooms in 2022, this electric SUV comes equipped with two electric motors and a 100kWh battery pack that generate a combined 496 horsepower, which enables it to hit 62 mph in under 5-seconds. On a full charge, you’ll get around 300-miles of driving. However, it does support DC fast charging at up to 200 kW, or in other words, a 10-minute charge is good for 75-miles. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
We have seen the future of urban electric scooters, and it starts with the BMW Motorrad Concept Definition CE 04. It seamlessly blends the bike’s technology into the design, which is why the body panels don’t entirely cover the vehicle’s side section at the rear. Instead, they stretch across parts of the vehicle’s side, like small wings, that allows you to view the drive unit, cooling ribs, single-sided swing arm, spring strut and tooth belt. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
BMW i, Designworks and professional wingsuit pilot Peter Salzmann from Austria collaborated to build an electrified wingsuit equipped with two carbon fiber impellers, each powered by a 10-horsepower electric motor. These battery-powered impellers are capable of spinning at 25,000 rpm for up to five minutes and enable the pilot to fly at speeds of over 186 mph. A test flight saw Salzmann and two other pilots be dropped off from 9,842-feet. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Chacko Abraham
Chacko Abraham’s BMW EV9 electrifies the E9, a range of coupés produced from 1968 to 1975. If you’re unfamiliar with this model, the E9 bodywork was built by Karmann, and in race form, it was very successful in the European Touring Car Championship and the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, especially the 3.0 CSL homologation model. The E9 range was eventually replaced by the E24 6 Series. This updated model not only adds a modern powertrain, but keeps the familiar shape of its classic counterpart. Read more for additional pictures.
BMW teamed up with New York-based lifestyle brand Kith to develop the limited edition BMW M4 Competition x Kith with design elements personally created by Kith founder Ronnie Fiegg. Limited to just 150-units worldwide, it features inspiration from the E30 M3 and the Cinnabar Red M4 Design Study by Kith, along with several unique logos. The rear decklid of the BMW M4 Competition x Kith sports a black Kith logo with the iconic tri-color BMW M stripes. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
To celebrate the success of BMW driver Marco Wittmann winning the drivers’ title, the automaker launched a limited edition M4 DTM Champion Edition. MANHART managed to get their hands on one of these and transformed it into the one-off MH4 GTR. The most notable upgrade is the tuned 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine, which now outputs 698 hp and 723 lb-ft of torque, mated to a reinforced 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Read more for additional pictures and information.
It’s official, the 2021 BMW M4 is coming soon and more powerful than ever. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine generating 473 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque in the standard model, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, enabling it to accelerate from 0-to-60-mile-per-hour in 4.1 seconds. Or, if you want to pay a slight premium, the M4 Competition makes 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic, hitting 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. Read more for a video and additional information.
Powered by a 4.4L S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 that generates 617 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft @ 1,800 – 5,860 rpm, the BMW M8 Competition is the automaker’s fastest model yet. The Competition model is also equipped with an M Sport exhaust which enhances the sound emanating from the two twin 100 mm exhaust tips even further, while an M Sound Control button in the center console allows the driver to select the exhaust note which suits their desire. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Bike designer Roland Sands wanted to put his own touch on the BMW R 18, so he created a straight line dragster featuring the iconic and massive boxer powerplant. Called the R 18 Dragster, this build was made possible due to the bike’s easily removable rear frame and a simple-to-dismantle painted parts set, thus giving Sands the high degree of freedom for easily converting the rear end of the new R 18 to suit personal preferences. Read moref or a video, additional pictures and information.