We have seen the future of electric motorcycles, and it includes the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster. The original Motorrad is a two-cylinder motorcycle that has been in production since the 1920s, but the company decided to give it a modern makeover with an electric battery pack, which offers massive torque from the get-go and unique U-shaped LED daytime running lights. This new bike also features a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis to keep things extra light. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
BMW introduces the first-ever 2020 M8 lineup ($133,000+ coupe / $142,000+ convertible), including sleek M8 Competition models ($146,000+) powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 generating 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in just three seconds. For those who like open-top cruising, there’s the standard 600 hp convertible, but without the stiffer springs, 15.5-inch front brakes with six-piston calipers, and optional 15.75-inch carbon ceramic brakes found in the Competition models. Read more for two additional videos, pictures and information.
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The 2020 BMW M3 is set for its official reveal at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but there have already been several test mules spotted at Nurburgring in full camouflage. These renders from Kolesa shows us what the actual vehicle could look like, complete with its large front grilles with vertical slits instead of the traditional horizontal ones. Read more for a video and additional information.
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For those who don’t know, the 2020 Toyota Supra is a collaboration between Toyota and BMW and is based on the Z4, but only the chassis and engine are the same. The engine is also tuned differently as well as the suspension. Only the turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine producing 335 hp and 369 lb⋅ft of torque, will be offered in the US. You’ll be able to choose from two trim levels: 3.0 and 3.0 Premium. The 3.0 model has a 6.5-inch center touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth and standard Alcantara trimmed seats, while the 3.0 Premium has an 8.8-inch touchscreen multimedia system, standard navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, 12-speaker JBL stereo sound system, wireless phone charging, color head-up display, along with heated leather seats. Read more for a more in-depth first drive video, additional pictures and information.
BMW has unveiled its latest Formula E safety car, and it’s based on the i8 Roadster. Unlike the production model, this special safety car sits 15mm lower to the ground, comes equipped with an FIA-approved roll bar, a new front splitter and of a light bar mounted above the rear wing for better visibility. Other upgrades include GPS communication antennas, a rear view camera, and retaining the standard 228hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with a 141hp electric motor for a combined power output for 386hp. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Sure, Dubai may have some of the wildest police vehicles, but BMW’s M Town isn’t too far behind, especially since their first car is based on the M2. Featuring an LAPD-inspired black / white livery, a large push guard and of course, the red & blue emergency lights. Instead of the normal 911, to call this vehicle in emergencies, it uses 1972, which is also the year that the BMW M was founded. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
What could make the BMW i8 Roadster look even more futuristic? When tuning shop EVE.RYN gets their hands on it and transforms it into the “i8 Roadster E.N.ARMY EDITION,” complete with carbon fiber air intakes, flared wheel arches, a set of gold wheels, a modified hood, and of course, the military-inspired paint job. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the engine has not been touched, so it’s still pushing an ample 369 hp. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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This BMW i8 located in Breda, Netherlands was dropped into a giant container of water by the fire brigade, and it’s not an accident. Simply put, the vehicle caught fire in the showroom, and due to all of its electronics, the entire car needed to be submerged in water to ensure that nothing else would catch fire after the larger flames were extinguished. This sports car is a hybrid powered by a three-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine paired with an 11.6 kWh battery powering an electric motor to produced a combined 369 horsepower. Read more for images before it took the dive.
With Tesla set to unveil the Model Y next Thursday, what better way to kick things off early by staging a drag racing showdown with some of the fastest luxury sedans currently on the market, headlining things with the Model S P100D? That’s exactly what CarWow did, and the results may surprise you. Featuring the 640-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door, 625-horsepower BMW M5 Competition and a 680-horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Read more to see which vehicle came out on top.
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The new BMW M5 Competition retains the same powertrain as the standard M5, but total power output has been increased to 617 hp at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb⋅ft of torque between 1,800–5,800 rpm, enabling it to accelerate from 0–62 mph in just 3.3-seconds. Is that enough to stand up to a 10-year-old modified Porsche 911 (997) Turbo S and a Litchfield-tuned Nissan GT-R? CarWow set out on quest to see who would come out on top in a drag racing showdown. Read more to see the victor.