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Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?

Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?

We’re inclined to believe it’s the second

BMW kind of broke the internet with the new M3 and M4. By slapping the sedan and coupe with the bucktooth grille introduced by the 4 Series, the Bavarians did enough to spark a lot of controversy among gearheads.

Since then, we’ve seen tuning companies trying to capitalize on BMW’s grille by offering kits that decrease those vertical kidneys to more eye-friendly proportions and even big-name designers giving their two cents on it. But maybe the problem wasn’t the grille, but the rest of the car. Maybe the M4 looks better with a more utilitarian vibe to it.

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The Rendering of the BMW M440i Most Wanted Has Need For Speed Written All Over It

The Rendering of the BMW M440i Most Wanted Has Need For Speed Written All Over It

The BMW 4 Series would look cool in Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Still not a fan of the latest 4 Series? Is that big kidney grille annoying? Well, maybe this rendering from X-Tomi Design will change your mind. Although it retains the 4 Series’ main features, including the controversial grille, it adds a new spin with add-ons and a livery inspired by the already legendary Need for Speed: Most Wanted video game.

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The Modern BMW 6 Series Rendering Shows Us What the BMW 8 Series Should Have Been

The Modern BMW 6 Series Rendering Shows Us What the BMW 8 Series Should Have Been

This BMW 6 Series is based on the iconic E24 "Sharknose" model

BMW revived the 8 Series nameplate in 2018 as a flagship two-door model. At the same time, the German firm discontinued the 6 Series after 15 years of continuous production. The 8 Series was well-received overall, but some BMW fans weren’t quite happy with the exterior design, considered rather dull for a flagship coupe. If you’re among those unhappy with the 8 Series, you should check out the modern 6 Series design by Grigory Butin.

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How Does This Rendering of the BMW X8 M Sit on Your Conscience?

How Does This Rendering of the BMW X8 M Sit on Your Conscience?

4 Series grille, X2 C-pillar, 8 Series headlights, this is a lot to take in

It seems like these days there’s a rounded-rear version for every premium SUV out there. The X3 has the X4, the X5 has the X6, the GLE has the GLE Coupe, the Cayenne has the Cayenne Coupe and so on. You get the point.

Coming back to BMW’s Xs, its largest SUV to date - the X7 - is in need of a hunchback brother and that might come in the shape of the X8.But one designer went ahead and concocted what he calls the X8 M.

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This Alpina Green BMW M1 Procar Looks Absolutely Fabulous

This Alpina Green BMW M1 Procar Looks Absolutely Fabulous

Rare color meets rare sports car in the digital worl

The mid-engined BMW M1 has had a tumultuous career but it remains one of BMW’s most recognizable cars to date. Throw in some of that awesome-looking Alpina Green metallic paint and a custom body kit and you’re in for an automotive delight.

There’s one drawback, though, to all this. This car doesn’t exist in the real world as it came out on the world wide web from the creative mind of Khyzyl Saleem. But who’s to say a crafty tuner with a lot of courage won’t turn in into a kit some day?

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This BMW 3.0 CSL Should Be The Next Batmobile, End Of Discussion

This BMW 3.0 CSL Should Be The Next Batmobile, End Of Discussion

We hope whoever directs the next Batman movie sees this

Few BMW cars of old and new trigger as much fire in a gearhead’s belly as the 3.0 CSL. Developed under Jochen Neerpasch’s close supervision, the light coupé provided a splendid base for racing and BMW was quick to capitalize on that.

So was Khyzyl Saleem, with another unique interpretation of an iconic race car that rightfully earned its nickname: The Batmobile.

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A New Rendering Sheds Light on What a Modern Z3 Coupe Might Look Like

A New Rendering Sheds Light on What a Modern Z3 Coupe Might Look Like

BMW should see this right away

Back when BMW unveiled the Concept 4, it managed to polarize the whole gearhead community. Then the Bavarians did it again at the 2020 Geneva Online Motor Show, with the Concept i4.

In all fairness, we were already accustomed to the ginormous grille from the Concept 4, so the astonishment was of a lower intensity. But what if BMW launched a concept car that stayed faithful to the good old, normal-size kidney grille?

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BMW Could Build the 3.0 CSL Hommage R - For the Right Buyer, That Is

BMW Could Build the 3.0 CSL Hommage R - For the Right Buyer, That Is

Wait, what?

Remember the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R concept from 2015? Silly us, of course you do. But we bet you didn’t think there’d be the slightest possibility of seeing it in road-legal guise, as it is, right?

Well, Supercar Blondie got to drive, rev, and explore the concept in and out right inside BMW’s home, but she also had a chat with the carmaker’s Head of Design Domagoj Dukec, who let it slip that for the right kind of customer - we are guessing the filthy rich type - BMW could actually build the concept and make it road-ready.

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

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

Okay, so it’s more of a four-series hatchback, but still – we like it.

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.

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BMW 8-Series Gran Touring would be one of the coolest wagons in the world

BMW 8-Series Gran Touring would be one of the coolest wagons in the world

Your ridiculously cool but totally not real BMW 8-Series wagon is here

Wagons are not as popular a body style as they once were, having been pushed aside by the relentless onslaught of the crossover. If they were still a body style that enough people wanted, then maybe cars like this cool BMW M850i Gran Touring could actually have been made.

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Ever Wonder What the BMW 8 Series Would Look Like if it was Mid-Engined? This Rendering is Your Answer

Ever Wonder What the BMW 8 Series Would Look Like if it was Mid-Engined? This Rendering is Your Answer

Rain Prisk’s Idea About the Mid-Engine BMW 8 Series Is Almost Reasonable

You are looking at astonishing rendering work by Rain Prisk Design who managed to conceive the BMW 8 Series as a mid-engine supercar. Not only did he think of rebuilding the new 8 Series as a mid-engine machine, but he did the same with the original car from the Nineties. As we are all in neverending anticipation of official BMW announcement for the development of their mid-engine supercar (a proper one), we have to satisfy our greedy supercar needs with these astonishing renderings. Rain Prisk, kudos to you.

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The Arctic Trucks BMW X7 Isn't Real but We Want One

The Arctic Trucks BMW X7 Isn’t Real but We Want One

Would be the perfect extreme luxury off-roader

Arctic Trucks is a world-renowned off-road specialist based out of Reykjavik, Iceland whose trucks are specially designed to cross vast frozen wastelands. Their creations have a unique look, with bulging fender flares and big, oversized tires, but that look doesn’t only work on pickup trucks from Toyota, Isuzu or Nissan - it works on any high-riding vehicle, so why not the brand new BMW X7?

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This Rendering of the 2020 BMW 4 Series with 3 Series Styling Gives a Glimpse Into the Future

This Rendering of the 2020 BMW 4 Series with 3 Series Styling Gives a Glimpse Into the Future

Why make something new when you can borrow your sibling’s good looks?

We enthusiasts are hungry people. Even greedy at times. Now that the new BMW 3 Series has finally been revealed, we can begin speculating about the 4 Series and the updates it will receive. BMW is already working on the new 4 Series, as spy shots of the 4 Series convertible with a soft top in heavy camouflage were captured. Even though they hardly revealed anything, it was enough to conclude that there will be a lot design-sharing with the 3 Series. However, now we have a rendering of the hard-top coupe, and we must say it looks delicious.

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Click Mechanic Renders 7 Automakers As Star Wars Podracers

Click Mechanic Renders 7 Automakers As Star Wars Podracers

Now this is podracing!

Arguably the coolest scene from 1999’s Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace was when young Anakin Skywalker took to the sand and battled for his freedom in a homemade podracer. Sure, the final lightsaber battle was pretty friggin’ awesome as well (Darth Maul! Double-bladed saber! Epic music!), but when it comes to high-speed CGI glory, the podracer scene is hard to beat. In fact, the folks over at Click Mechanic liked it so much, they rendered seven unique podracers as though they were built by real-world manufacturers.

The manufacturers in question all produce some kind of speedy four-wheeled machine worthy of podracer-ization, and include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ford, Subaru, BMW, and Dodge. Like their real-life equivalents, each rendering gets easily recognizable liveries, and in some cases, a few sponsorship decals as well, all of which was inspired by actual race cars (you know, from planet Earth). Which one of these wild contraptions would you bring to the Boonta Eve Classic? Let us know in the comments section!

Continue reading to learn more about real-life automakers rendered as podracers.

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2017 BMW Concept Z4

2017 BMW Concept Z4

A look into the design of the upcoming, third-gen Z4

BMW essentially struck gold in the compact, two-seater market when it released the Z4 back in 2003. It featured a sporty exterior, with potent, naturally aspired engines, and could be had as a soft-top convertible or in coupe form. That first generation lasted until 2009, but before the first-gen made its exit BMW was able to introduce a Z4 M in both forms with performance credentials good enough to get the little car that could up to 60 mph in as little as 4.8 seconds if you knew how to shift it right. The second-gen came to be in 2009 and, while most of the engine choices were naturally aspirated, one was offered with turbocharged goodness. Within a couple of years, the entire drivetrain lineup went turbo, and BMW hasn’t looked back since. The second-generation model lasted from 2009 to 2016 and, ever since its discontinuance, fans and purists everywhere have begged for the third-gen model – an all-new roadster that’s due for the 2018 model year and has been caught many times testing out in public over the last two years. At the kickoff of Monterey Car Week, BMW decided to release the Concept Z4, a wild interpretation of the upcoming roadster and something that at least gives us a little hint as to where BMW is going with the third-gen model.

As is the usual case with concepts, this car isn’t a firm representation of what we’ll see. For instance, it has no roof or, at the very least, has a Targa-style top. The exterior design is quite bold and features stout overhangs with crisp lines and a style that you could only get from BMW. There’s no word on what might be lurking under the hood, but BMW claims the Concept Z4 is an “all-out driving machine” that is stripped down to the bare essentials. With that said, let’s take a good look at the concept and talk more about it!

Updated 08/21/2017: We added a series of new images taken during the concept’s presentation at the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

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2016 BMW i3 M

2016 BMW i3 M

The first reviews of the production i8 and i3 are finally out, and the styling really cleans up nicely without the trademark blue disguise wrap worn by the prototypes over the past two years.

The other shock of shocks? The first drive impressions of the i8 are coming back as highly favorable, with great interactivity on the limit and track poise beyond any current EV.

This is huge news for the future of the Ultimate Driving Machine as we know it. The slow creep of isolation and refinement is becoming problematic on the M6 and other fast Bimmers, so the worry has been that adding electricity to the mix will further isolate and dull the experience.

Everyone can sigh a breathe of relief. Both BMW i models run a 50:50 weight balance, carbon-fiber tub with alloy crash cradles. These are all extremely advanced designs shared between the i8 hybrid supercar and the i3. So, where does a potential i3 M fit in the pricing and technology mix for the future BMW i range?

With the i3 and i8 arriving at American BMW dealers together as 2015 models, all systems are go for the global roll-out of these production models. The price gap might raise an eyebrow or two: from about $43,000 for the i3 up to $135,000 for the i8.

This exclusive preview brings the first renderings of a performance middle ground for 2016: the BMW i3 M.

Click past the jump for this amazing three-pack of renderings that show the potential style of the 2016 BMW i3 M.

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