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PostHeaderIcon BMW is Sticking With the Concept 4’s Ridiculous Grille

By now, you’ve surely seen all the hatred plastered across the internet over the Concept 4’s big, ridiculous grille. And, it’s not surprising since BMW has already said that this concept previews its design language for the next-gen 4 Series and, potentially, other models as well. Despite all the negativity after the Concept 4’s debut, BMW refuses to step back and will instead move forward with it regardless of what you, I, or even its most loyal fans and customers think.

PostHeaderIcon BMW M8 Gran Coupe

The 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe is the range-topping version of the 8 Series Gran Coupe. As the latter replaces the 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 2020 M8 Gran Coupe steps in to replace the M6 Gran Coupe. Essentially an M8 Coupe with extra rear doors, the 2020 M8 Gran Coupe shares almost everything with its two-door counterpart. So just like the two-door, it’s available in two flavors output-wise, both powered by the mighty 4.4-liter V-8 engine.

The 2020 M8 Gran Coupe arrives just in time to compete with the recently launched Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe and the new, second-generation Audi RS7. Let’s find out more about BMW’s range-topping high-performance four-door in the review below.

PostHeaderIcon We’re Still Waiting for the BMW M2 CS But You Can Ride In IT…Kind Of

The BMW M2 CS has been making a lot of noise in the news lately, and it looks like it’s a big fan of the attention it’s been getting. Today, the M2 CS is back in the news, only this time, it involves a hot lap video showing the M2 CS rampaging around the Hockenheim race track in Germany. Turns out, the folks over at German magazine Sport Auto got some quality time with the M2 CS ahead of its debut later this year. Without confessing to being jealous that someone else has already driven the M2 CS, I will say that the video of the car’s hot lap in Hockenheim revealed some interesting results that should get a lot of people excited about Bimmer’s new hell-raiser and what it’s capable of on the road and track.

PostHeaderIcon BMW Just Dropped the M5’s 591-Horsepower V-8 Inside the 2020 X5 M and X6 M

We knew it was bound to happen, and you knew it too. BMW has finally spilled the beans on its range-topping performance SUVs – or SAV and SAC if we are to stay true to the BMW jargon. The 2020 X5 M and 2020 X6 M mark the third-generation of high-riding M-badged models by borrowing the M5’s 591-horsepower V-8 engine to go with a long list of goodies and upgrades, so let’s check them out.

PostHeaderIcon BMW is Working on a New V-8, But What Could It Be For?

In changing circumstances of the car market that more and more transitions toward the alternative propulsion methods, it is a bit of a curiosity to see a major manufacturer develop a new V-8 engine. Well, that is precisely what is happening behind the closed doors in the BMW Munich headquarters. There, scientists and engineers work tirelessly to develop a new breed of the V-8 engine. Its name is the S68 (a „logical“ continuation after the current S63), and it will, according to the rumors, keep the „hot vee“ design. This basically means that two turbochargers will remain seated in between the cylinder banks. Something that BMW did first with the N63 in 2008.

I hope, however, that BMW will correct its „oversight“ concerning oil cumulation under those turbochargers, and in between the cylinder banks. I am sure almost every N63, and S63 owner knows what I am talking about.

PostHeaderIcon G-Power Will Now Let You Tune Your BMW M or AMG GT From Home

Over the air updates can be cool. Your phone can get a new system, you can suddenly have a better game on your PC, or your fridge can get a different note when opened. All available via the Internet, instantaneously, and without any hustle. On the other hand, over the air updates for the cars gave a whole lot of headaches to regulatory bodies all over the world. And now, there is this German tuning company called the G-Power (they do all sort of witchcraft for the BMWs and Mercs AMGs of the world) that offer a simple ECU tuneup over the air that can increase the power of your engine.

G-Power started rolling out this program only recently, and it seems that the process is rather simple.

PostHeaderIcon BMW Wants You To Use Your Autonomous Car For Hanky-Panky

Let’s be honest here for a minute. When you first heard about autonomous technology and realized that a car can drive itself, the thought of having car sex would have crossed your mind. I’m not judging you for it; movies have shown us that amorous activities in the car are viable and feasible. The Wolf of Wall Street’s opening scene, anyone?

Anyway, before you get distracted and drift away from this page, let’s talk about what BMW did. It released a short commercial for the iNEXT that promotes in-car sex. Well, now we know what the ‘Vision’ stands for in ‘BMW Vision iNEXT’! *wink wink*

PostHeaderIcon New Leaks Indicate That the BMW M2 CS Could Be Lighter, Offer More Power Than Expected

From a purist’s perspective, the upcoming 2020 BMW M2 CS is probably one of the most eagerly anticipated performance cars to hit the market in the near future. It’s been prodded, discussed, and talked about ad nauseam since word came out that Bimmer was developing it.

Turns out, the hype surrounding the M2 CS is only going to get bigger now that new information has come out about the sports car, including key aspects of the M2 CS that will undoubtedly raise the expectations of the coupe ahead of its debut later this year. One important finding? It will have more power than we initially expected. The hype is alive, folks. Brace yourselves for the arrival of Bimmer’s newest pocket rocket.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Mustang GT vs. Toyota Supra vs. BMW Z4 – Who Wins?

Carmakers like to pound their chests with Nurburgring lap times when it comes to how fast their cars are, while automotive journos tend to take those cars and measure them against each other in perhaps the most telling form of competition: the good ‘ol drag race.

Naturally, such a staged drag race isn’t always about gas-guzzling muscle cars or heavily-modded vehicles that put out in excess of 1,000 horsepower. We’ve seen econoboxes taking forever to complete the quarter-mile all in the name of fun, so when someone pits the Ford Mustang GT Fastback against the new Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, all we can do is watch and enjoy.

PostHeaderIcon BMW M8 Caught Testing With Rear Wing

Whether you like or dislike the idea that the BMW M8 is basically a supercar within the BMW lineup, the Munich-based company is currently testing the large coupe with a massive rear wing. BMW already has a long history of large, fast coupes prepped for track action. Just remember all the M6 GT3 cars in the Blancpain and British GT series. In fact, the BMW M8 first debuted as an endurance racer called the M8 GTE. Now, a production model that hauls a big wing can mean a multitude of things – an additional M Performance model, an early prototype of the BMW M8 GTS, or the BMW M8 CS. Or just a prototype created for the development of the next-gen aero for the whole fleet of dangerously quick M cars.

Far away from the spotlights and the glamour of the Frankfurt Car Show we spotted this BMW M8 testing today. So, what’s so strange about a M8 that’s already official you might ask? A wing!

We noticed that this M8 prototype has a big wing in the back, a wing that’s never been seen before on the 8 Series and of course that wing makes us wonder what this could be. A special aerodynamic package? A Clubsport model? Well, for now we don’t really know what BMW is up to with this M8 but we are investigating more and hopefully we will find out. Until then just enjoy the photos.

PostHeaderIcon The Future BMW 7 Series EV, Dubbed i7, Will Be More Capable Than You Think

Just as we learned that BMW’s plans for its OG electric car, the i3, will conclude once the current-generation model ends its production run comes word that a fully electric version of the BMW 7 Series is already in the works. The model — expected to carry the “i7” name — not only brings the automaker’s 7 Series lineup into the all-electric fold but, more importantly, there are rumors that it would spawn two different versions with each bringing significant power and performance capabilities to the table. The i7 has already been identified, but now, talks of an i7S are heating up, paving the way for a double dose of BMW electrification from the automaker’s 7 Series family. Just when you thought BMW is out of surprises, it pulls out something like this. Seems like the automaker’s electrification plans are well, indeed, underway.

PostHeaderIcon 2021 BMW M2 CS – Everything We Know So Far

The feisty BMW M2 has come a long way, but it hasn’t reached its hottest iteration just yet. The BMW M2 CS has been surrounded by a thick layer of rumors over the past few months, which hinted that an official debut might be in sight.

Little did we know. The 2021 BMW M2 CS is, indeed, happening, so we’re not chasing unicorns here. However, fresh details have surfaced on BMW’s yet-to-arrive go-fast car and boy oh boy, it’s coming in hot. Stick we us as we walk you through everything we know about the upcoming BMW M2 CS.

PostHeaderIcon The BMW i3 Will Die a Slow Painful Death Because It’s The Black Sheep of the Family

The BMW i3 always stood out from the rest of BMW’s premium lineup. It’s Bimmer’s first-ever fully electric vehicle and six years after it was introduced, the i3 still draws a lot of attention, thanks in large part to its quirky styling, electric powertrain, and a surprisingly spacious interior.

The i3 served a purpose when it was launched in 2013. It was BMW’s first foray into battery electric vehicles and it was intended to gauge customer interest in electric cars without compromising BMW’s mainstream lineup of models. Well, the i3 served its purpose. Like most automakers, BMW is in the midst of a full-on assault on electric vehicles with plans to release 13 EVs by 2023.

Unfortunately, the i3 won’t be part of that future anymore now that BMW announced that it wouldn’t renew the i3 past this current generation. It will still build models for the next few years, but as far as a next-generation model is concerned, that’s no longer happening. So pour a 40 for Bimmer’s quirky little electric ride. It’s had a good run, but like all things in this world, that run will have a finish line.

PostHeaderIcon This Rendering of a BMW Concept 4 Shooting Brake Will Make You Forget the Fugly Grille

These days, BMW is as addicted to big grilles as a 12-year-old is to big boobs after accidentally finding dad’s secret porn stash. Eventually, most 12-year-olds grow out of their first addiction and move on to something else, but BMW, on the other hand, just wants its grilles bigger and bigger – that’s the exact reason why the BMW Concept 4 damn near broke the internet in the worst way possible. All of that can now be forgiven now that X-TOMI design has converted the 4 Series Coupe Concept into a shooting brake. Well, to me it looks like a longer two-door hatchback, but for intents and purposes, it’s being considered a shooting brake, so we’ll go with that. Either way, We’re convinced that BMW needs to take the plunge on this one, even if it won’t ditch that fugly grille.

PostHeaderIcon Will BMW M Take on AMG With a Standalone Sports Car After All?

The subject of a standalone BMW supercar has been broached countless times over the years. Nothing has come out of it, but the lingering possibility remains, especially now that the new CEO of BMW M has come out and said that he’s not opposed to seeing a halo BMW M model. Markus Flasch now sits at the helm of BMW’s sports car division, and he’s made no bones about his desire to see a standalone M sports car. Whether that desire leads to actual plans remains to be seen, but those who have been hoping to see one come to life can now take comfort knowing that the man in charge of Bimmer’s M division is championing the cause.

PostHeaderIcon BMW Concept 4

Imagine, if you will, that you have a crystal ball and within that ball, you can see BMW’s future. What do you see 5 years from now? 10 years from now? 20 years from now? Do you see crazy sports cars, an allotment of high-spend luxury cars, or a simple evolution of the cars the brand offers today? Well, if you look at the BMW Concept 4, the what you should be seeing is grille….lots and lots of big grilles. After all, that has been the most controversial thing about the new Concept 4, a model that’s said to represent, at least in some form, the next-gen 4 Series. That means other models, should this grille find its way to the next-gen 4 Series, could feature a similar look down the road as well. For now, though, let’s take a closer look at the Concept 4 and see what more there is to it outside of that massive grille.

PostHeaderIcon A New Rendering Hints at What the Next-Gen BMW 4 Series Cabrio Could Look Like

BMW is heavily involved at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show with several models making their debuts at the show. The German automaker also brought a concept model to the show, specifically the Concept 4. It’s been established that the Concept 4 isn’t an outlandish concept as much as it is an actual preview of the next-generation 4 Series, as well as future versions of the M3 and M4. Part of that future, at least as far as the next-gen 4 Series is concerned, is the BMW 4 Series Convertible.

We didn’t get to see a roofless version of the Concept 4 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but thanks to car artist X-Tomi Design, we don’t have to imagine what that concept could look like if BMW actually made it. This is X-Tomi Design’s rendering of what could be the next-generation BMW 4 Series Convertible. In so many words, the rendering is equal parts intriguing and, well, cringe-worthy.

PostHeaderIcon The BMW X6 Vantablack Is a Real Thing…If You Can See It

BMW officially debuted the 2020 BMW X6 two months ago, but its public debut will only take place at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. As if on cue, photos of the 2020 X6 in Frankfurt have popped up, even if it’s nearly impossible to make out the SUV with the color it’s wearing. If you’ve ever seen the 2020 BMW X6 wearing the Vantablack VBx2 coating, you know how trippy it gets.

The Vantablack VBx2 coating is so black it’s hard to even describe it. But it’s not someone’s figment of the imagination anymore. The 2020 BMW X6 Vantablack is a real thing, and we’re going to see it in the flesh in Frankfurt for the very first time. Like most people, I don’t know what to expect out of it when it shows up. What I do know is I want to see it, as I’m sure most people want to, as well.

PostHeaderIcon BMW i Hydrogen Next Is Yet Another Fuel Cell Attempt That Promises Zero-Emission Future, But I Don’t See How It Can Happen

BMW has an exciting relationship with hydrogen-powered vehicles. Not only did it create engines that run on hydrogen (like the hydrogen-powered seven series V-12 a decade ago), but it signed an agreement with Toyota in 2013 for the development of a hydrogen-powered car. Since then, we have seen a 5 series GT with a Fuel Cell system, and, even more remarkably, a BMW hydrogen i8. Then, in 2016, BMW officials supported the claim about hydrogen’s future with the comment about the fuel cell car in 2021. It all points out that that car is the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT as they have called it during the reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Alpina B3 Touring is here to cull your BMW M3 Wagon craving

Lovers of fast wagons, you might want to sit down for this one as the mere sight of it will make your knees weak – the 2020 BMW Alpina B3 Touring is upon us and it is absolutely glorious. Wraps have just come off it at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show and it has instantly become one of the coolest BMWs you can buy right now at any price.

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