2022 Manhart MHX5 700
Manhart is not on its first MHX kit. In fact, just recently it announced the MHX6 700 based on the BMW X6 M Competition. Today it announced the MHX5 700 - yes, as you guessed, it is based on the BMW X5 M Competition. Just like with the X6 M, the X5 M will receive a power boost, but also an updated look to both the exterior and the interior.
Updated: The BMW M2 Spied Playing in the Snow!
2022 is a big milestone for BMW’s M division as it marks its 50-year anniversary, so it’s not surprising that the brand has a big year ahead of it. One of the most important models will be the new BMW M2 that you see here, and these latest spy shots showcase something a bit unexpected. The G87 M2 is destined to be revealed in the metal sometime before the end of 2022, and it should go on sale as a 2023 model, so what can we expect?
This prototype is wearing thinner camo and less padding that previous models that we’ve spotted, and that’s a bit deal. We can now say with certainty that the G87 M2 won’t have the big controversial grille. You can tell largely by the smaller air intakes in the corners and the divider that separates the smaller kidneys from the air damn below, which also features a set of segregated, smaller air intakes.
Beyond this, this prototype was also sporting a quad exhaust setup, and it looks like it will have the same lip spoiler from on the M Performance model. Although, if you want something a little more aggressive, the M Performance Parts catalog will be more than happy to oblige. This mode does sit closer to the road, though, signaling the expectation for a stiffer ride and sharper handling.
You can expect the G87 M2 to continue on as a RWD-only model, forgoing the option for AWD that available with the M4. BMW will offer a six-speed manual transmission alongside the automatic for those of you that still want to row your own gears. Base output should come in at around 400 horsepower with the Competition model pushing that figure up to around 430 ponies. This is the same S58 engine found in the M4, but don’t expect it offer the same level of power or performance unless you stop by a tuner for some extra work.
Chances are that the G87 M2 will be revealed in the summer of 2022, and it could even be followed by an M2 CS and, potentially, and M2 CSL.
Update 1-20-2022: The BMW M2 G87 was caught testing yet again, this time during a Scandinavian snow storm. Check out the full set of new spy shots in the gallery below!
BMW Says Goodbye To V-12 Engines With Special Edition M760i xDrive
We knew for quite some time now that BMW’s V-8 and V-12 engines are living on borrowed time. In fact, when the new generation 7 Series will arrive at the end of 2022, none of these engines will be offered. Instead customers will have to choose between straight-six, hybrid or all-electric versions.
Now, BMW confirmed that the last V-12 will be produced in June 2022 and, to mark the event, it will launch a total of 12 M760i Final V12 Edition units. Each will carry a price tag of $200,000, plus destination fees and will be distinguished by unique badging, wheels, and a vast collection of exterior colors and upholstery.
The 2024 BMW M5 Hybrid Confirmed via A New Set of Spy Shots
Rumors of a BMW M5 hybrid have finally been confirmed thanks to the latest M5 prototype that has been spotted doing some public road testing. We know this isn’t a basic 5 Series due to the extra-large brakes, but the “Hybrid Test Vehicle” sticker on the driver’s door exposes BMW’s desire to take the M5 electric. There’s also a new flap on the front fender, which is likely for a charging port indicating that this is a plug-in hybrid M5 and will likely offer some kind of usable electric-only range. It should be noted that this charging door is in the same place and is the same shape and size as that on the 545e xDrive.
With all of this in mind, will BMW manage to keep the V-8 under the hood? We’re going to say that it’s quite likely. Part of the reason the M5 is going the hybrid route is to help it not only cut fuel consumption but meet the stricter emissions regulations. As of now, there’s not much more to say about this prototype, but this is its first outing, so if it will be revealed anytime in 2022, it’ll come much later in the year, with 2023 being more likely. It should go on sale as a 2024 model.
Watch The Audi Q8 And The BMW X5 Engage In A Duel For Bragging Rights
Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ brought two fast, powerful SUVs to the drag strip for a face-off. On one corner, we had the Audi Q8, and on the other, the BMW X5. Both the SUVs are quite similar on paper, which makes this an unpredictable race. Which one do you think will win?
Zacoe Has MAde the BMW 8 Series and M8 Sportier Than Ever
If there’s one BMW that at least to our eyes is truly beautiful, that would be the 8 Series. Its long, elegant design and classic grand tourer (GT) proportions make it one of the most elegant modern BMWs to date. Yet Zacoe thinks there’s still room for improvement, and so they released a set of body kits for both the 8 Series and the M8 Gran Coupé.
2022 Manhart MH8 800 Limited
German tuner Manhart decided to start 2022 in style and it is offering a very cool upgrade kit for the BMW M8 Competition. It now only adds more than 200 horsepower to the final output, but it also completely transforms the look of the M8! This way, the BMW takes it to an all new level, becoming more powerful, more luxurious and even more exclusive!
2023 BMW iX M60 Breaks Cover As A 610-HP Electric SUV With 280-Mile Range
Check out this BMW 8 Series Convertible Prototype!
The current generation BMW 8 Series was launched in 2018, and now, after four years on the market a small facelift is required. The company started to test the facelifted 8 Series Convertible back in May 2021, when we caught the first prototypes out on the Munich streets, and now, as we settle into 2022, BMW is performing another testing session.
A Second 2023 BMW XM\X8 Prototype Has Been Caught on Camera
The BMW X7 M won’t exist because BMW would rather produce the X8 – a halo SUV that was previewed by the XM Concept car. An all-new set of spy shots hasn’t revealed anything new, but considering that this is a completely different prototype than the one we revealed just a few hours ago, it’s pretty clear that BMW wants to get the details ironed out and the production lines rolling. As of now, there’s more secrecy that fact, but a twin-turbo V-8 paired with a plug-in hybrid system should provide some 750 horsepower. As for an official debut, it’s slatted to be a 2023 model, so sometime in mid-to-late 2022 sounds about right. Check out the full gallery below to see the new BMW X8 for yourself.
The Facelifted 2023 BMW X5 Caught Testing With Minor Updates
The facelifted 2023 BMW X5 was just caught testing on the road, and while it will borrow some cues from the future 7 Series, XM, and X7, it will still maintain its own look. The rear, for example, will mimic that of the X7 with a revised rear fascia and new matrix for the taillights. The front end, however, won’t get the split headlights, and will instead carry on with slightly updated versions of the larger headlight design, something that could signify a shorter life post-launch in 2023. However, it should be noted that the facelifted X5, as a 2023 model, won’t be revealed until way later in 2022, so there’s a good chance that this could change between now and then. Until we learn more, check out the fresh gallery that we’ve posted below.
Production Version BMW XM, aka X8, Starts Dropping Camouflage
We knew already that BMW Is not going to offer an M version for the X7 luxury SUV. Instead it will build a more luxurious version called X8. In fact BMW already previewed the X8 SUV with the XM - a hybrid concept car that delivers an impressive 750 horsepower.
Now, our spy photographers caught the production version XM out for a testing session on the streets of Munich, Germany.
2022 G-Power G5M CS Bi-Turbo
The BMW M5 is offered in standard and Competition versions, with the latest one delivering a total of 617 horsepower. However, there was also the M5 CS - which was rolled out in March 2021 - which delivered a total of 627 horsepower and was also 230 pounds lighter than the M5 Competition.
Even if the M5 CS is already out of production, the German tuner G-Power decided to offer current owners the possibility to add a lot more power under the hood.
This 1988 BMW E24 M6 Is An Awesome Attainable Classic
We love scouting attainable classic cars and this one is the latest to grab our attention – a 1988 BMW M635CSi, which in North America is simply known as the M6. The E24 generation, often called “the shark nose” can easily be considered one of the most iconic BMW models ever made. It also shared an engine (sort of) with the mid-engine BMW M1 (E26). With this in mind, the website colelctingcars.com has a very interesting listing of a 1988 BMW M6, which we think is worth the look.
2022 Manhart MHX6 700
We have to admit: the BMW X6 is not one of our favorite cars. But, we have to give credit to the X6 M and the X6 M Competition versions for being very powerful SUVs. In fact, with 617 horsepower under the hood, the Competition version could easily stand in line with SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus.
German-tuner Manhart Performance found a way to further improve the X6 M Competition, and, we have to admit, with the new body kit, we kind of like the new SUV.
This V-8-Swapped BMW 1M Coupe Might Be The Perfect Driver’s Car
BMW’s slogan is “Sheer driving pleasure” and in reality, most of what has come from the brand’s M-division has managed to live up to those words. The BMW 1M Coupe, in particular, was praised by many, including Jeremy Clarkson, for being one of the best driver’s cars, ever made. However, someone decided that’s not good enough and tore out the 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six for a much bigger V-8. Is this individual insane or is he/she on to something? Mike Fernie from DriveTribe takes it for a spin to find out.