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BMW might be known as a luxury and performance car maker today, but the company got off the ground, quite literally, but producing aircraft engines all the way back in 1916. Over the course of more than 100 years, BMW has survived two world wars and, despite its current position as a global automaker, it even came face-to-face with bankruptcy back in the 1960s when things were so bad that Dr. Hans Feith – the chairman of the company’s Supervisory board – suggested merging with Daimler-Benz. That, however, is a story for another time. Since then, the company turned around and has since introduced its M division back in the late 1970s – the performance arm we’ve all grown to love – and is now focused on delivering SUVs and developing electric and hybrid cars. BMW is doing so well these days that it produced more than 2.5 million vehicles globally in 2018 and has now introduced a new halo model – the all-new 8 Series.

The Next-Gen 2025 BMW M5 Goes Hybrid, And It's A Good Thing

The Next-Gen 2025 BMW M5 Goes Hybrid, And It’s A Good Thing

Electrification means that the BMW M5 can hang onto its legendary V-8 a little bit longer

Ever since the BMW M5 was launched back in 1998 it was always defined by its driving dynamic and powerful engine. It started with a straight-six engine and continued with either V-8 or V-10, but no matter what, it always had a lot of power under the hood. The most powerful version is of course the current generation M5, with no less than 591 horses from a brutal V-8

The seventh generation M5 will take a completely different approach: it will be hybrid! That should come as no surprise to anyone as most makers are trying to electrify their lineup, and it has been the subject of speculation for a while. Now, however, BMW M Workshop Manager, Hans Rahn, has confirmed the next M5 will be a hybrid.

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Rendering: Is This Widebody F30 BMW 3 Series the Perfect Track Weapon?

Rendering: Is This Widebody F30 BMW 3 Series the Perfect Track Weapon?

Looks like it is ready to take on the Nürburgring, once again

The BMW 3 Series has always been the go-to car to experience the world of German automotive engineering. With millions of units sold worldwide, the 3 Series remains one of the top dogs from the Bavarian automaker, which is not only stylish but also powerful, comfortable, and economical. So if you own a used F30 and want to give it a touch-up, then maybe this widebody rending of a bonkers-looking widebody 3 Series from Dominykas Liberis will give you some inspiration.

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BMW's New LMDh Prototype For The 2023 Season Looks Very M-Like

BMW’s New LMDh Prototype For The 2023 Season Looks Very M-Like

Testing should begin in the next few weeks!

BMW is the latest automaker to offer us the first look on its future LMDh race car. While some of its design elements are still hidden, we can make a pretty good idea on what to expect in 2023. The prototype wears a special livery built as a celebration of BMW M’s 50th anniversary which will be used during its entire testing season. An official debut should happen before January 2023 when the M Hybrid V8 will have its race debut.

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Video: 750 Horsepower Makes the BMW X3 M Supercar Fast

Video: 750 Horsepower Makes the BMW X3 M Supercar Fast

With a 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, this BMW X3 M is just 0.2 seconds slower than the Porsche 911 Turbo S

The good folks from AutoTopNL->https://www.youtube.com/c/AutoTopnl] have presented us with a crazy testing video of a third-gen BMW X3 M Competition that has been tuned to crank out 750 horsepower! It is hard to believe that a 4,600-pound SUV can do 0-62 in 2.9 seconds, but this one does it, and the pure sound from that aftermarket exhaust will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars

These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars

As it turns out, cars with three-cylinder engines can be pretty fun to drive!

Gone are the days when three-cylinder engines were only meant for urban commutes. These engines were light and focused more on fuel efficiency than performance. However, things are changing, and with upsizing not an option anymore, thanks to stricter emission regulations, automakers are making the best they can with fewer cylinders and lower displacements. Companies don’t just offer them with forced induction now; they even pair them with electric motors and batteries to generate all the oomph possible. Believe it or not, there are a handful of high-performance three-cylinder engines that can blow larger engines out of the water.

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Rendering: The True Potential of the BMW X7 M60i

Rendering: The True Potential of the BMW X7 M60i

This X7 rendering fixes everything that’s wrong with the current X7 and takes things up another notch

BMW recently updated its flagship and biggest SUV, the X7 Since its launch, however, core BMW fans haven’t been the happiest bunch when it comes to the overall design language that BMW chose over the outgoing model year. The bulk of the controversy comes from the more prominent grille design and the split headlights. But Mikhail Sachko, has put together some wide-body renderings to show the true potential of the X7.

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10 Road-Legal Cars Powered By F1 Engines

10 Road-Legal Cars Powered By F1 Engines

These cars are have engines derived from Formula One racing and are fully street-legal

The term “race car for the road” has been abused quite thoroughly by marketers wanting to make certain cars more appealing to car enthusiasts. With that said, few things scream “race car for the road” as loud as a Formula One engine, and these 10 cars are motivated by engines based on, or developed for Formula One racing.

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Spend Some Time with the Mythical E31 BMW M8

Spend Some Time with the Mythical E31 BMW M8

A 30-years old M8 is better than the current model!

You may think that the M8 name was first used in 2019 when BMW launched the M version of the current generation 8 Series, but that’s not the case at all. 30 years ago - in the early 1990s, BMW created an M8 prototype based on the E31 8-Series. The model never made it to production, and more than that, it remained a secret for nearly 20 years. In 2010, when it was finally shown to the public, the M8 E31 made waves.

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Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

10 years ago, the Porsche would stand a chance, but can it keep up with a modern BMW?

The folks from Carwow have brought an exciting drag race between two unique cars from different generations. On the left, we have a 10-year old 997.2-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S,. Next to that, a BMW M5 CS is in its current generation for the 2022 model year. They are “bonkers-hardcore-performance-thingy,” as Mat Watson wants to call them. But there are quite some differences between the two, since the M5 CS is a family sedan and the 911 Turbo S is a sports car. Also, on paper, the BMW has all the power to school the Porsche down the quarter-mile, but can the 911 Turbo S from 2012 really keep up? Let’s dive in.

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2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Performance, Price, And Photos

2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Performance, Price, And Photos

The rational take on the BMW 3 Series, the Gran Coupe adds more style and practicality to the mix

This is the 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Now in its second generation, the 4 Series Gran Coupe sits in a strange place within the BMW universe, but that’s exactly what sets it apart. Slotting in between the 3 and the bigger 5 Series has its benefits. The 4 Series packs everything that the 3 Series already does right and then some.

With added practicality thanks to the hatchback style tailgate, more interior room, swoopy fastback looks, and only a small price premium over the 3, you can’t ignore this Gran Coupe’s appeal. It’s no wonder that these things have been flying off the shelves over in Europe. This latest generation sees a number of changes inside and outside, so let’s take a closer look at what’s new for 2022.

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The 2023 BMW X1 Just Put the Rest of the Compact Crossover Segment in Check

The 2023 BMW X1 Just Put the Rest of the Compact Crossover Segment in Check

With new looks, a more powerful engine, and an updated iDrive 8 infotainment system, the 2023 X1 is an excellent upgrade for $38,600

BMW’s smallest SUV, the BMW X1 has been launched for the 2023 model year. The all-new 2023 X1 is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot from the outgoing generation. Still, the power increases to 241 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque. In addition, the engine comes mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and xDrive AWD is now standard equipment. The outside looks more appealing with sharp visuals, and the X1 is now taller, wider, and longer. As a result, the interior is more spacious than the model it replaces. The cabin design has been updated, similar to the new 3 Series, thanks to the curved displays. For the starting price of $38,600, the BMW X1 comes off as a worthy entry-level option where it will compete with the Lexus UX, the Volvo XC40, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

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The 2023 iX1 Marks BMW's entry Into The Electric Compact Segment

The 2023 iX1 Marks BMW’s entry Into The Electric Compact Segment

For now, the iX1 will not be offered in the States

At the same time with the launch of the third generation X1, BMW also launched the iX1 - the first all-wheel-drive electric car introduced by the brand in the premium compact segment. For now, it seems that the iX1 will only be offered in Europe, as the U.S. will only get the X1 xDrive28i - a model priced from $38,600.

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