Limited to just 10-units, the MANHART MH2 500 is basically a BMW M2 Competition that has been tuned to near perfection, or at least for a street legal version. The twin-turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine now makes 511 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, enabling it to hit 62 mph in under 4.3-seconds, while topping out at 174 mph. A MANHART rear silencer with four 100-millimeter-diameter carbon tailpipes provide a deep soundtrack when driving. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Let’s face it, there have been numerous toys over the years, but none have come close to recreating a Transformers robot seen in the films, that is unless…you’re talking about Letvision’s Letrons prototype. This Turkey-based startup has created a robot that looks like a standard BMW 3 Series coupe at first, but at the push of a button, it transforms into a giant robot. While humans can’t get behind the wheel, it’s controlled with a special remote. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Sabino Leerentveld via Car Scoops
If you’ve played Cyberpunk 2077, the ARCH Nazare, Brennan Apollo “Scorpion” and Jackie’s ARCH, probably sound familiar. These are the motorcycles you find in the game, but if BMW were to have partnered with CD Projekt, this is what their bike may look like in the game. Designed by Sabino Leerentveld, this superbike concept sports a steel frame and various carbon fiber bits, including rear swing arms as well as the rear fender. Read more for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Simon Byrne
Bitcoin entrepreneur Simon Byrne has made a fortune off the cryptocurrency, but in addition to his latest rig, consisting of 78 NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics cards, he added a BMW i8 to his money making collection. How so? He installed a more compact mining rig into the rear trunk of the hybrid supercar, thus enabling him to earn even while out and about, although considerably less than the $128,088 per year his main setup makes. Read more for a picture and additional information.
The 1980 BMW M1 is already a rare vehicle to begin with, and this one is from the late Paul Walker and Roger Rodas’ AE Performance collection. What makes this vehicle even rarer is that it’s one of a handful modified by German BMW dealer AHG. In addition to a 75 horsepower boost (350 horsepower total) from its 3,453cc M88 inline-six engine, paired with a ZF five-speed manual transaxle, it also sports a custom body kit, paint job and three-piece 16″ BBS wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan tires. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information about this $350,000+ gem.
In factory form, the BMW R 18 cruiser motorcycle comes with a double-loop tubular steel frame, exposed propshaft and spoked wheels. Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom turned this sleek bike into the “Spirit of Passion,” an Art Deco masterpiece. Power comes from a newly developed air / oil-cooled 1,802cc two-cylinder boxer engine generating 91 hp and 116 lb-ft of torque, plenty for cruising down the streets. Aesthetically, the frame has been kept fully intact, but the Kingston fairing is what makes it stand out. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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.