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2020 BMW X4 M

2020 BMW X4 M

The first-ever X4 M is here to take on the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe

The 2020 BMW X4 M is the high-performance version of BMW’s compact coupe SUV. Unveiled alongside its 2020 X3 M sibling, the X4 M arrived five years after the nameplate was introduced in 2014. A bit late to the party, but BMW finally offers a competitor for the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe. Based on the second-generation X4 that was unveiled for the 2018 model year, the X4 M shares underpinnings and technology with the X3 M. It features BMW’s brand-new S58 engine, a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter inline-six that will also power the next-generation M3 and M4 models. The X4 M is, together with the X3 M, the first M vehicle that’s available with two power ratings at the same time. The X4 M is the base model with 473 horsepower, while the X4 M Competition acts as the range-topping version with 503 horsepower.

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2020 BMW X3 M

2020 BMW X3 M

The popular X3 is finally available with M-rated performance and features

The 2020 BMW X3 M is the high-performance version of the company’s popular compact SUV. The M-badged crossover arrived a full 16 years after the X3 made its debut and enables BMW to compete with beefed-up versions of the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi Q5. Alongside the X3 M, BMW also introduced a higher-spec Competition model. The highly anticipated X3 M arrived to put an end to more than a decade of speculation. Rumored ever since the crossover arrived in showrooms back in 2003, the X3 M is finally here to take on the Mercedes-AMG GLC63. The Competition model boasts a bit more power and extra standard features, which places it in the same league with the AMG GLC63 S.

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2018 BMW M5

2018 BMW M5

AWD brings significant performance increase; still slower than AMG E63 S

The new-generation 5 Series arrived for the 2017 model year, replacing the seven-year-old and rather successful F10 model. Not only redesigned inside and out, the new sedan also lost some weight and gained new engines, including four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and V-8 mills. Now up to 137 pounds lighter, it’s quicker, more dynamic, and returns improved fuel economy. It also features state-of-the-art tech that brings it in line with the latest Mercedes-AMG E-Class. As usual, a high-performance M5 version is set to follow, and BMW just introduced it to the world with loads of new tech and an upgraded V-8 engine.

Arguably the most intriguing fact about the new M5 is that gained all-wheel-drive. The rumor has been circulating for quite a few years, and BMW has confirmed that xDrive will be offered as an option (but standard in the United States). The move is far from surprising, as both Audi and Mercedes-Benz have adopted all-wheel-drive for most of their performance cars. So basically BMW is bringing the M5 in line with its main U.S. rivals, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the Audi RS7. The new sedan will go on sale starting September 2017, with deliveries set to commence in the spring of 2018.

Updated 09/19/2017: The new M5 was one of the many cars BMW displayed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Check our gallery to see how amazing the car looked on the show’s floor.

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2016 - 2018 BMW M2

2016 - 2018 BMW M2

The company’s smallest M car is loads of fun!

BMW needed a successor for the 1 Series Coupe, so it created the 2 Series in 2014. It took a couple of years, but BMW finally graced us with the BMW M2 To put it simply, BMW created a car with some of the 1M’s charm mixed in with the aggressiveness of the BMW M4. The exterior featured a menacing front fascia with large air inlets while the rear featured a sculpted fascia with deep character lines and vertical reflectors in the corners. The interior was driver-focused and littered with M-specific features like exclusive gauge needles, sport seats with adjustable side bolsters, M steering wheel, and an infotainment system that featured a GoPro and M Laptimer app. All told, it was the compact M coupe we’ve been waiting for since the 1M was discontinued in 2012.

It would be hard not to say that the M2 was essentially an M235i on steroids, but that doesn’t change the fact that the M2 is still tied to iconic models like the E30 M3 and the 2002 Turbo from 1973. Even though it’s hard to consider something smaller like the M2, when you could just as easily get an M4, it’s the power that comes with the little coupe that makes it worth its weight in gold. The 3.0-liter engine under the hood features M TwinPower Turbo technology and develops 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to send Bimmers smallest M to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds or 4.2 seconds with DCT.

Updated 05/12/2017: BMW dropped the official details on the facelift M2 sports car, with just a few weeks before its market launch in July 2017.

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1998 - 2002 BMW M Coupe

1998 - 2002 BMW M Coupe

Weird that goes fast

It’s been called the “clown shoe” on more than one occasion. Personally, I think it looks like a Dutch clog, but that’s just me. Whatever you want to call it, the BMW M Coupe is undeniably unique, and the individuality runs much deeper than simple aesthetics. From a numbers standpoint, it’s one of the lowest production BMWs ever made. Philosophically, the M Coupe was built by engineers for people who want to go fast, completely removed from the velocity-killing forces of branding and marketing. Rather, the approach taken here was more backyard-special than high-gloss advertisement – low weight, high horsepower, lots of rubber, and let the public think whatever it wants.

While at times unbridled and unforgiving, the M Coupe is still whip-smart, with handling that takes finesse and patience to master. A true enthusiast’s vehicle, Car and Driver called it “nerd chic,” while U.S. owners gather every year to share their passion at an event called Dorkfest. Let’s just say appeal is limited, at best.

While rarity and explicit weirdness have pushed the M Coupe into obscurity, car lovers of every stripe would do well to regard it as the fast, unhinged shooting-brake challenge that was never truly answered.

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1978 - 1981 BMW M1

1978 - 1981 BMW M1

The company’s first mid-engined sports car

Although BMW had been racing its cars since the 1920s, it didn’t develop its first true-blue sports car until the late 1970s. A few years after the M division started making headlines with its beefed-up sedans and coupes, BMW signed an agreement with Italian manufacturer Lamborghini to build a mid-engine sports car in sufficient quantity for racing homologation. The collaboration didn’t go as planned, and BMW eventually decided to produce the car itself with input from its Motorsport division. The M1’s body was designed by Giugiaro, which explains its very Italian cues, while production was handled by Baur. The end result was sold to the public from 1978 to 1981, with only 453 examples built.

To this day, the M1 remains one of BMW’s rarest models. Likewise, it is also one of the company’s most successful race cars, with its track career surpassing that of the road car’s well into the 1980s. Unfortunately, the M1 is also BMW’s first sports car, which makes it that much more important to the Munich’s storied history as an automobile manufacturer.

The M1 Homage Concept launched in 2008 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the M1 spawned rumors that BMW might build a successor, but a modern-day M1 has yet to arrive as of 2014.

Updated 08/23/2016: RM Sotheby’s auctioned a very well preserved Ferrari Enzo during the 2016 Monterey Car Week. Check out the "Prices" section to see how how much it was auctioned and the "Pictures" tab for some images taken during the event.

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2017 BMW M240i

2017 BMW M240i

Keeping it fresh in all the right places

For the moment, anyone who climbs the BMW 2 Series model ladder will eventually reach the M235i Coupe. Essentially the penultimate step before the top dog M2, the M235i offers copious sporting cues and performance-oriented hardware, but doesn’t bash the sensibilities (or bank account) quite like its hardcore sibling. Now at the halfway mark in its lifecycle, the compact is due for a refresh for the 2017 model year, which means an updated engine, and consequently, a new name – M240i. So far, official details from the Bavarians are limited, but given what we’re hearing from the rumor mill, you should also expect to see new equipment for the headlights and the cabin.

By all accounts, the M240i is exactly what we need from Bimmer, with more ponies, lower fuel consumption, quicker acceleration, and presumably, the latest gadgetry. Further details will drop this summer, but for now, read on for what we’ve learned so far.

Updated 03/23/2016: BMW announced prices for its latest M240i Coupe. Check the prices section to see how much you will have to pay for both the standard and the xDrive versions.

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2016 BMW M4 GTS

2016 BMW M4 GTS

Like many high-performance vehicles, the BMW M3 has provided the perfect platform for a dozen special-edition models throughout its history. Who can forget the E36-based GTR and the E46-based CSL, or even the Cecotto and Ravaglia editions of the first-generation M3? Then there’s the GTS, arguably one of the best-performing M3s in history.

Launched for the 2010 model year and with only 250 units built, the GTS was a more powerful and lighter version of the E92 M3. The coupe had a 4.4-liter V-8 rated at 444 horsepower and weighed 300 pounds less than the standard M3. These specs made it incredibly fast in the sprint to 60 mph, which took only 4.2 seconds, and it was quite popular with collectors. All 250 units sold immediately, despite a sticker of €115,000 (more than $130,000 as of 2015). Although the E92 remained the sole GTS-badged Bimmer for half a decade, the nameplate returned for the 2016 model year, this time around on the M4.

Tested for many months camouflaged as a MotoGP Safety Car and then previewed as a concept at Pebble Beach, the production M4 GTS just broke cover ahead of its official public debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Granted, the GTS’ debut in Japan is rather exotic, but the Bimmer should debut in the U.S. at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November.

Updated 04/14/2016: BMW dropped a series of new images for its new M4 GTS, images taken during the car’s international press launch in Barcelona, Spain. We also want to remind you that the new M4 GTS will arrive on the U.S. market in the second quarter of 2016.

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2017 BMW M7

2017 BMW M7

The first-ever M7 could arrive as soon as 2017

Rumors of BMW planning to build an M7 have been floating around for quite a few years, but Munich has yet to offer a high-performance version of its range-topping limousine as of 2016. The Germans did launch the M760Li xDrive model for the 2017 model year with 600 horsepower, but the sedan isn’t a full-fledged M car. That may change in the future though, as BMW has announced plans to expand its range for M-branded models in March 2016. And with what appears to be a mule of an M7 already spotted on public roads, and BMW’s competitor for the Mercedes-AMG S63/S65 could be here as soon as 2017.

The big question here is “why now?” Well, BMW has been feeling the heat from the Mercedes S63 for some time now, but it was able to fend that off with its partner in crime, Alpina, and its B7. Now, with Cadillac causing all sorts of hell with its V-Series lineup and the looming CT6-V, BMW has no choice but to remove the sandbags from the 7 Series and create the first high-performance full-size since the limited-edition 745i SA, an actual M7 without the badges, built for the South African market between 1984 and 1987.

While Munich has yet to specifically confirm the upcoming M7, our paparazzi caught a group of M-badged cars out testing that included a 7 Series equipped with bigger, cross-drilled brakes. While the sedan sports the regular 7 Series body kit, the performance brakes and the fact that it was seen alongside two BMW X6Ms and an M5 suggests that BMW is indeed hard at work to bring us the first-ever M7.

With the debut of the M7 all but a certainty, we decided to dive into the rumor mill and fish out some details that will give you a good idea of what the M7 will bring to the table.

Updated 03/21/2016: Our spy photographers caught the first mule of the upcoming BMW M7 out for a testing session somewhere in Sweden.

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2016 AC Schnitzer ACL2 Concept

2016 AC Schnitzer ACL2 Concept

Is this what the BMW M235i should have become in the first place?

AC Schnitzer is known for making statements in some of the biggest auto shows in the business. Over the years, it has used shows like the Geneva Motor Show to introduce provocative tuning projects. Now the German tuner is bringing an incredible concept vehicle to Geneva that has already left the Internet in a frenzy.

The concept vehicle is called the ACL2. It’s a rather simple name for a concept that’s anything but simple. It’s based on the BMW M 235i, arguably the least heralded member of the BMW’s M family. But don’t tell that to AC Schnitzer because the company performed what I can only describe as some serious tuning magic.

It’s too early to tell if this concept will steal the show at Geneva, but judging by how everyone has been reacting to leaked videos of the car being transported to Geneva, it’s a safe bet that a lot of people will be talking about the ACL2 well after Geneva’s closing day. So get the pens and cameras ready, folks. The ACL2 is already causing a ruckus as it prepares to take the Geneva Motor Show by storm.

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2016 BMW X4 M40i

2016 BMW X4 M40i

BMW’s long list of vehicles grows yet again with the addition of this, the M40i version of the X4 Sort Activity Coupe. Yep, to compete better with Audi and Porsche, along with the other BMW models already sold, the X4 M40i brings more sport and performance to the table.

More power, better handling, better braking, and some restyled exterior trim work gives the M40i its advantages over the standard X4. Think of the M40i as BMW’s almost an M version of its third smallest crossover.

The X4, like its big brother the X6, is categorized by its sharply sloped rear roof section that gives the vehicle a coupe-like appearance despite its SUV-like proportions. While not the most practical, the design is certainly sportier than the block-ish shape of the X1, X3, and X5,

Like other M Performance models, the X4 has an upgraded version of its original engine. In this case, it’s the familiar 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder with forced induction thanks to turbocharging. The result of BMW’s massaging is an extra 55 horsepower and 43 pound-feet of torque. Matching the extra power are performance-oriented Michelin tires wrapped on your choice of 19- or 20-inch wheels motivated by a standard AWD system. But more on those details later.

The M40i will go on sale in February 2016 in the U.S. for a price BMW has yet to release. Expect that information to come when the M40i gets its formal introduction at the 2015 LA Auto Show.

Updated 01/13/2016: BMW brought the X4 M40i at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and announced North American prices for the sports SUV. The model will go on sale in February 2016 at a starting price of under $60k.

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2016 BMW M3

2016 BMW M3

For the 2012 model year, BMW released the fully redesigned sixth-generation 3 Series, but it left the M3 sedan on the shelf until it rebooted the fast four-door for 2015. Equipped with a massively powerful inline-six engine in place of the old V-8, the 2015 M3 was faster and more agile than it had ever been before. As we near the 2016 model year, the 3 Series received a light refresh, and despite the fact that it just launched with a new body, the M3 joined in this redesign.

BMW has been out testing the revised M3 for quite some time now, using plenty of camouflage to cover some of its body panels. Unfortunately, the camo proved to be just a way to build some hype around the 2016 M3, which received only a handful of updates inside and out. Not too upsetting given the M3 is still fresh and has plenty of feats to brag about, but this isn’t what I’d call a facelift.

Updated 06/18/2015: BMW announced prices for the 2016 M3 sedan which will be put on sale later in the summer. For 2016 the M3 is priced from $64,195, including $995 destination and handling. The price represents a significant increase over the previous year’s $62,000.

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2016 BMW M6 Competition Package

2016 BMW M6 Competition Package

In the 2014 model year here in the U.S., BMW added the Competition Package to the M6 lineup. Now, with the 2016 M6 rolling into dealers, the German automaker has released an updated version of the Competition Package that carries a much bigger stick.

It’s odd to see BMW put this much work into the M6, which fits a pretty narrow niche and doesn’t have a plethora of competitors breathing down its tailpipe. However, the 15-horsepower bump and the slight suspension tweaking of the previous Competition Package likely wasn’t too enticing to buyers, so I assume this is the reason for giving it a significant boost for 2016.

So, what does this faster version of the already super-fast 2016 BMW M6 have to offer and will it finally be worth the added scratch that BMW is asking for it?

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2015 BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition

2015 BMW M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition

Noted for its exotic police vehicles, Abu Dhabi is also home to one of BMW’s busiest dealerships. From the striped 335i M Performance Edition to the flashy M6 Gran Coupe Java Green, BMW Abu Dhabi rolled out an unprecedented number of bespoke cars throughout 2014. And as you might have already guessed, I’m here to tell you the showroom is looking to sell even more bespoke BMWs in 2015. Its most recent delivery is the M4 Coupe Pyrite Brown Edition showcased below, which illustrates the customization potential for the M4, one of BMW’s best-selling models in the Middle East.

Like most bespoke vehicles paraded by BMW Abu Dhabi, the Pyrite Brown Edition is equipped with many optional features, including a custom paint job and an interior trim picked from the Individual catalog. The coupe is also a one-off and not a limited-edition series as its name might suggest. Keep reading for the full run-down.

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2015 BMW M135i

2015 BMW M135i

The BMW 1 Series arrived for the 2012 model year, and the following year, the wild M135i hatch made its debut, giving Bimmer the hot hatchback that Europeans crave so much. As we head into the 2015 model year in Europe – they are one model year behind us – the M135i is receiving a slight update that gives it cues similar to the rest of the BMW lineup. On top of its new looks, the 2015 M135i also gets a slight power bump and the option to send the ponies to all four wheels.

With this refresh, it is obvious that BMW is looking to do more than simply make the M135i look like the rest of its lineup. The extra power and the addition of all-wheel drive is a sign that Bimmer is playing keeping up with the Joneses with the A45 AMG 4MATIC and the upcoming Audi RS3, both of which feature all-wheel drive and quicker acceleration times. So, can the extra power and xDrive all-wheel drive close the gap enough to allow the Bimmer hatch to keep pace with the its Mercedes and Audi competitors?

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2015 BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car

2015 BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car

Full disclosure: This article on BMW’s stunning, new M4 MotoGP Safety Car (or "Pace Car," if you’re American) contain references to the German WWII Focke-Wulf 190 fighter. You know, I love BMW as much as anyone, and generally avoid bringing up certain historical associations because of that... But with the Bavarians set to once again bomb around Europe on the power of water injection, there’s kind of no ignoring this snarling Wulf in the room. Read our full review of the 2015 M4 here.

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2015 BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights

2015 BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights

With the 2015 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in full swing, quite a hefty amount of car manufacturers decided that it would be a good idea to offer some eye candy to all the techno geeks at the event, and BMW’s lineup at the show will be spearheaded by the so-called "M4 Concept Iconic Lights." Based on a "regular" 2015 M4, BMW’s concept car for CES is quite literally a shining example of what the Bavarian carmaker can do in terms of automotive lighting technology.

The car comes equipped with the latest version of BMW’s Laserlight technology, which now is combined with the Selective Beam function that ,in theory, is just a fancy way of saying that oncoming drivers will not get blinded by your lasers anymore. Apart from also looking a little swankier, Laserlight can now work together with the sat-nav system in order to illuminate upcoming corners while the so-called Dynamic Light Spot feature can provide the driver with an early warning of people or animals passing in front of the vehicle at night.

The headlights of the M4 Concept Iconic Lights aren’t the only new feature on the CES-revealed car, as the rear light clusters also feature some eye-candy in the form of OLEDs (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) for both the taillights and the turn signals. As some of you know, BMW and Audi have been engaged in a rather silly war regarding both laser headlights and now also OLED taillights, so it would be interesting to see how this creamy-white M4 Concept will be received by all the Audi fans present at the show.

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2016 BMW M6

2016 BMW M6

The BMW M6 entered its 3rd generation in 2012 when it debuted at the Geneva Auto Show. Compared to the previous model, it featured more aggressive styling in the front and rear, and the non-convertible variants had the weight-saving benefit of having a carbon fiber roof. For 2016, the M6 went through its mid-cycle update bringing it more in line with the other M models. It was still powered by the S63, 4.4-liter V-8 from the BMW M5 that delivers 560 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque, but it was offered with new exterior colors and new interior leather shades. Furthermore, the M6 received LED headlights, Park Distance Control, and iPhone-look. With 560 ponies on tap and the 60-mph sprint taking just 4.1 seconds (4.3 seconds if you prefer to go topless,) the M6 isn’t a bad way to spend $113,000 to $120,000.

Thanks to weight saving features like the carbon fiber roof, the M6 was actually about 44 pounds lighter than its M5 sibling. However, despite being lighter than the M5, the M6 Coupe was actually 309 heavier than its predecessor and the convertible was 110 pounds heavier than the previous-generation M6 convertible. The M6 was available with a decent list of options, but the most impressive is the Competition Package. It increases engine output by 40 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque to 600 and 516, respectively. With the competition package, the Coupe and Gran Coupe can hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with the convertible doing the same in four seconds. With the Competition Package, Bimmer also removes the 155-mph limiter, allowing the car to top out at 189.51 mph. Not bad.

Now that you know the main details, let’s take a closer look at the M6 and everything it brings to the table for 2016.

Updated 01/23/2015: We’ve added a series of new images from the car’s official debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Check the new images in the "Pictures" tab.

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2015 BMW M4 Special Edition GTRS4 By Vorsteiner

2015 BMW M4 Special Edition GTRS4 By Vorsteiner

The 2015 BMW M4 saw lots of love at SEMA this year, and for good reason. The German special has all the right roots to make it quite the tuner car for those daring to mess with something so good out of the box, like a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter, inline-six motor putting out a healthy 425 horsepower through a six-speed manual gearbox (don’t forget the optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic for those afraid of more than two pedals). Then there’s the suspension, which is geared with obvious intention toward track usage over previous models, with “play-free” ball joints and elastomeric bearings, a CFRP strut-tower brace, and a rear axle that’s bolted directly to the rear subframe. The result is a car that simply begs for apexes.

LA-based body kit designer Vorsteiner, which produces aftermarket aero pieces and wheels for high-end imports such as Porsche, Ferrari, and Bentley, is celebrating 10 years of business, and as a gift to itself and anyone who enjoys full carbon-composite, wide-body Bimmers, it created the M4 that lays before you. With a focus on mixing an organic look with functional performance, the design process started earlier in the year, culminating with a debut in Vegas in October 2014.

After finalizing the overall design, Vorsteiner 3D scanned the stock coupe, then overlaid the renderings to produce quick CNC prototypes to aid in development. The result, as you can clearly see, is pretty amazing. The lines pay homage to BMW’s touring car racing heritage, but keeps things within the realm of street usage. Oh, and did I mention that it’s full carbon composite?

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2015 BMW X5 M

2015 BMW X5 M

The high-performance BMW X5 M was launched for the 2010 model year, four years into the SUV’s second-generation model and 10 years since the midsize, luxury SUV made its global debut. Compared to its less insane sibling, the X5 M received a more aggressive exterior, a host of bespoke interior features a more powerful engine. While the X5’s 4.4-liter V-8 was rated at 400 ponies, the X5 M’s delivered an astounding 555 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, making it one of the most powerful SUVs in production. The X5 M was impressively fast, needing only 4.5 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start. As we venture into the 2015 model year, the X5 M is receiving the same exterior and interior updates as the facelifted X5, plus a few additional ponies to its tried-and-true eight-banger.

The revised X5 M is set to make its global debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, where it will be displayed alongside its sportier brother, the X6 M. Read on to find out what’s new for the X5 M.

Updated 11/21/2014: We are live at the LA Auto Show, and we snapped a ton of images of the new X5 M. You can see the key images after the jump and more in our gallery.

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2015 BMW M4 Coupe "BMW M Award" Edition

2015 BMW M4 Coupe "BMW M Award" Edition

Just like Mercedes-Benz dominates this year’s Formula One championship, the 2014 Moto GP series has Honda standing out of the pack as the ruling manufacturer. Of the 18 races 14 of them have been won by Honda riders, but the Japanese company’s success would’ve been less thunderous without Marc Marquez. The Spaniard took 13 pole positions, earned 13 wins and secured his second consecutive title throughout the 2014 season. An achievement very few riders are capable of and one that brought Marquez a brand-new BMW M4 worth more than $70,000.

This bespoke M4 featuring an Individual paint job, interior upholstery and trims, comes from BMW itself, which ran the BMW M Award for the best qualifying rider of the season. In a class of its own this year, Marquez won the award for the second time in a row, building on last year’s success as the first rookie to grab the four-wheeled trophy.

"Knowing the prize is there at the end of the year gives you special motivation when going for pole on Saturday," said Marquez while receiving the German sports coupe. "This year even more so, because I really like this BMW M4 Coupe. I am happy to receive this car and, of course, I will enjoy it." Granted, the Spaniard has plenty of time to enjoy his new Bimmer, as the next Moto GP season won’t commence until late March 2015.

Marc Marquez won the 2014 Moto GP season by a comfortable margin, securing 362 points over 18 events. The Honda rider was followed by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, both riding for Yamaha.

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2015 BMW X6 M

2015 BMW X6 M

Introduced in 2009, the X6 debuted to an SUV-crazed world that didn’t know what to think of it. The very next year, the M-version rolled out with a massively powerful, 4.4-liter V-8, all-wheel-drive, and a sport-tuned suspension. Now things were really confusing BMW’s SUV-that-isn’t-really-an-SUV is getting a substantial update for 2015, including both the standard X6 and its high performance variant, the X6 M.

Time has now passed and the X6 has been mostly accepted into the BMW fold. Like its cousin, the X5, the X6 and X6 M are getting a smart refresh for 2015. Both M vehicles receive important changes under the hood, with a three percent increase in horsepower, a welcomed 10 percent increase in torque, and an estimated 20 percent gain in fuel economy.

The changes behind the kidney grille are only part of the story. Keep reading for the full story.

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