BMW M2 rendered


BMW M2

With the splitting of BMW’s sedan and coupe models into two separately named vehicles, the 2 Series coupe finds itself without a full M model. There is the 2 Series M-Sport model with its 240 horsepower  twin turbocharged 3.0 litre straight six. It’s good, but it’s not a full-on hardcore M car. It’s not an M2.

But what if BMW did decide the 2-Series was worthy of an M2 model. What might it look like? Theophilus Chin thinks the BMW M2 would look like this.
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BMW M4 Convertible


BMW M4 Convertible

The all-new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe were revealed late last year. And now it’s the turn of the M4 convertible to step into the spotlight. There’s not much to say really. It’s virtually identical to the M4 coupe except the chassis is a less rigid, the load space is smaller and its got a fold-away roof.

Powering the BMW M4 Convertible is the same 3.0 litre in-line six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine used in the M3 and M4 coupe. This engine produces 431 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, or an optional seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission. Fitted with the seven-speed transmission, the BMW M4 convertible can hit 62 mph (100 kmh) in just 4.4 seconds. The top speed is an electronically limited 155 mph.
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BMW CS Vintage Concept – ’60s style, modern performance


BMW CS Vintage Concept

The BMW CS Vintage Concept is a beautiful, retro-inspired concept car created by David Obendorfer, a designer working at Officina Italiana Design. Officina Italiana Design is a design studio who count Riva yachts as one of their clients. The BMW CS Vintage Concept is based on the current BMW 6-Series platform. Yet despite its modern underpinnings, the inspiration for its styling comes from the Giovanni Michelotti designed 1968 BMW E9 Series (including the 3.0CSL) and its predecessor, the 1965 BMW 2000 CS. That influence can be found in most aspects of the car’s design, but it’s especially noticable up front.

The BMW CS Vintage Concept has a classy, understated look about it. Obendorfer says of his creation: “The style, despite numerous citations from the past, is substantially contemporaneous with updated proportions and with modern details, many of which are inspired by nautical styling solutions.”
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Hamann beefs up the BMW M6 with the MIRROR GC package


Hamann BMW M6 MIRROR GC

Hamann has just finished developing a wide body aerodynamic kit for the BMW M6. Called the MIRROR GC package, the kit includes a new front bumper spoiler with larger air intakes, new hood, new side skirts, wider front and rear wheel arches, a new rear bumper and the rear wing. Overall the Hamann MIRROR GC package adds 1.6 inches (40 mm) in width to the M6.

Lightweight 21-inch forged alloy wheels and a set of lowering springs complete the exterior modifications.
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BMW X4 – designed to fill yet another niche


BMW X4

BMW is clearly on a rampage at the moment, as are a number of other manufacturers, to fill every possible niche market. And the BMW X4 is just the latest proof of their intent.

It’s smaller and cheaper than the similarly shaped X6, more expensive and less practical than the X3 on which it is based, and it doesn’t really have much in common with the X3′s larger clone, the X5. The X4 is aimed at buyers who… Oh forget it. Who knows anymore? Customers walking into the showroom will either like it or they won’t. BMW is just making sure they have every base covered.

In terms of size, the X4 is 0.6 inches (14 mm) longer than the X3, and 1.5 inches (37 mm) lower. The coupe-like roof line means it looks a little more sporty, but that comes at the expense of space and practicality. Rear seat passengers will notice the difference more than those in the front, and cargo space – with the rear seats upright – is reduced by about a third when compared to the X3.
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BMW 2-Series Active Tourer – Say hello to the dullest BMW ever


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW likes to go around telling everyone that they that they produce the ultimate driving machines. Well in fairness that’s true about some of their models – there’s not much to complain about when it comes to the M cars, or even some of their more mundane models. But the all-new 2-Series Active Tourer, really is pretty boring for BMW. It’s the company’s first compact minivan, and also the first to use a front-wheel-drive platform.

The BMW 2-Series Active Tourer has been designed for practicality, versatility and economy, but not desirability. It features a newly developed chassis, a lightweight body and a range of small-displacement 3 and 4 cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.
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GG Taurus – BMW-Powered reverse trike


GG Taurus

The GG Taurus is a BMW-powered reverse trike which is manufactured in Switzerland. The vehicle features a 1300 cc BMW inline 4-cylinder engine which produces 175 horsepower and 104 ft-lbs of torque. The transmission is a six-speed unit with a reverse gear. Top speed of the GG Taurus is 140 mph.

The GG Taurus will make its US debut in Miami on February 22. It will be sold as a limited edition, with a long list of options available, including different suspension setups, a digital dash, luggage boxes, lighting and custom paintwork.
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BMW 4 Series Tourer and M4 Gran Coupe renders – What do you think?


BMW 4 Series variations

BMW’s all-new 4-Series Gran Coupe model throws up a few questions. Mainly how many more versions of the 3 Series and 4 Series will the company come up with? Two Photoshop gurus from opposite sides of the world clearly had the same thought, but arrived at different, yet equally logical, conclusions.
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2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe – the best 3 series?


BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

The BMW 3 Series/4 Series range has just got a little bit more complicated. The full lineup of BMW models in the two overlapping ranges now includes the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the 3 Series Touring, the 3 Series Gran Turismo, the 4 Series Coupe, the 4 Series Convertible, and now the 4 Series Gran Coupe.

It’s more than a bit confusing that BMW has decided to name the 4 Series Gran Coupe as it has, because it was only recently that they explained to the world how their new naming format would use odd numbers for four-door vehicles, and even numbers to denote two-door vehicles – well at least that’s what I took from their new naming strategy outline. Also, seeing as how the 3 Series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe are more or less the same vehicle – except the 4 Series somehow manages to be supremely better looking and way more desirable – why didn’t they just replace the 3 Series Gran Turismo with the new model.
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3D Design aerodynamic kit for the BMW 4-Series


3D Design BMW 4-Series

Japan-based tuning company 3D Design, who specialize in performance products for late-model BMWs, have just announced a range of aerodynamic accessories for the all-new BMW 4-Series.

What’s on offer is primarily an exterior makeover, consisting of a front spoiler, lip spoiler, rear diffuser, roof spoiler and trunk-lip spoiler. Both the front lip spoiler and the rear diffuser are formed from carbon fiber, while the rest of the panels are urethane.
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