The BMW CE 04 started out as a concept, but today the company revealed the production model. Priced from $11,795 and set for launch in the first quarter of 2022, it’s powered by an electric motor nestled in the frame that generates 42 horsepower and 44 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to hit 30 mph in 2.6-seconds, 62 mph in 9.2-seconds, while topping out at 75 mph. Its 8.9 kWh battery pack is good for 80-miles of range on a full charge with an air-cooling system regulating the temperature. Read more for a video, additional picturse and information.
The world’s first-ever BMW M4 GT3 has been revealed in BMW M Motorsport livery ahead of the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER), with its first race on June 26th at round four of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). For around $503,428 USD, this track car could be your race team’s next vehicle, powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0L straight-six engine that generates over 590 hp, mated to an Xtrac 6-speed transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Sleek and stylish, the 2022 i4 M50 is the first fully-electric performance model to come from BMW M GmbH. This vehicle blends the functionality and space of the gran coupé design with the instantaneous power delivery of BMW’s latest 5th generation eDrive, powered by a front 255 hp electric motor as well as a rear 308 hp motor, for a combined maximum output of 536 hp. These in-house developed electric motors boast an efficiency factor of 93 percent, improving the efficiency figures achieved by current combustion engines of less than 40 percent. Read more for a video and additional information.
The BMW 328 Hommage was first unveiled back in 2011 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original. It’s an ultra-lightweight sports car that weighs in at just 1,720 pounds, thanks to the use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, all powered by a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine. Unfortunately, it remained just a concept, but one extremely talented BMW fan decided to recreate this vehicle using wood. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Slated to premiere at Frieze New York 2021, BMW’s “The Ultimate AI Masterpiece” is essentially a virtual art installation created in partnership with creative technologist Nathan Shipley of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Gary Yeh, Art Collector & Founder of ArtDrunk. The team used NVIDIA’s open source “StyleGAN” artificial intelligence software to cross-reference over 50,000 images of artwork spanning 900 years of art history and a curated set of 50 works from renowned and emerging contemporary artists BMW has worked with over the past five decades. Read more for a video and additional information.
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.