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BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99 is a more powerful limited edition B4 S

Alpina is releasing a new limited edition model that is essentially a more powerful and more appealing re-creation of the BMW 4 Series. This is the new BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99, which would be sold either as a convertible and coupe versions, with deliveries set next year. As its name indicates, only 99 examples of the Edition 99 will be built.

This new BMW Alpina B4 S Biturbo Edition 99 is a limited edition model of the Alpina B4 S, which was derived from the BMW 4 Series. However, the B4 S is even more powerful and more dynamic than the high performance iteration of the 4 Series – the M4 Coupe. The Coupe version of the Edition 99 can be availed either as rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive (left-hand drive only). The Convertible model of the Edition, meanwhile, is configured as a rear-wheel drive.

While the 3.0-liter straight-six turbocharged engine of the M4 delivers 431 hp of output, the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six mill inside the B4 S offers up to 440 hp (324 kW). It also delivers 442 lb.-ft. (660 Nm) of torque, allowing the B4 S to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds for the standard rear-wheel-drive configuration, or 3.9 seconds with the all-wheel drive version.

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BMW 8 Series is finally here, with 523 horsepower from its biturbo V8

It seems like we are reporting about BMW cars every week. And this week, we are going to talk about the BMW 8 Series, because first, we have been waiting for its arrival, and second, it comes with a handful of technology, as well as two engine options. Therefore, there is no excuse that we don’t talk about this.

Overall, the production 8 Series looks like a toned down version of last year’s concept. The production model now has a long, low nose with a narrow take on BMW’s kidney grille. The hood then continues to a double bubble roof that flows back to a gently sloping tail. Large trapezoidal tail pipes dominate the view from the rear end.

LED headlights come as a standard feature, but these can be upgraded to laser lights. To cut down on weight, buyers can then spec a carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and there’s an available Carbon Package that uses CFRP for parts like the mirror caps, intakes, rear spoiler and diffuser.

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It’s official! Here are some details of the new 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe

Good news for those who have been patiently waiting for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe new luxury sports car. Soon enough, the 8 Series Coupe will be hitting the streets as a final model. Right now, BMW is already on the final stage of the series production development process for the 8 Series Coupe, and the carmaker will be offering an M-flavored model in the guise of the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe.

Just being clear, BMW has yet to officially unveil the second generation of the BMW 8 Series, as the German premium carmaker is currently holding driving dynamics tests in Wales, which are fully dedicated to the final coordination of all drive and suspension systems. These tests are being carried out also to ensure that new 8 Series Coupe does not only offer remarkable racing performance but also long-distance ride comfort.

In terms of performance, the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe could be considered as an embodiment of the true potential of the 8 Series Coupe. The perfect recipe of different dynamic elements -- such as a completely redeveloped V8 engine, state-of-the-art intelligent four-wheel drive technology, Integral Active Steering, an active rear axle differential lock, and adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilization – allows the new M850i xDrive Coupe to blend superb levels of sportiness and comfort.

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2019 BMW M2 Competition arrives with M4 engine and 410 hp

While info about the BMW M2 Competition has leaked out previously, it’s only now that full and official details have come out. As expected, it has a lot more cool features as well as power gains compared to the M2 coupe.

Let us first talk about what’s under the hood. Well, it has been made more powerful and now comes with a 3.0 liter biturbocharged inline six engine that has an output of 405 horsepower and 406 pound feet of torque. That makes it have 40 hp and 63 lb ft more than the current M2’s engine. This is paired to a standard six manual transmission, and it can hit the zero to 60 miles per hour sprint in only 4.2 seconds.

With the seven speed dual clutch, it can then dispatch the benchmark in four seconds flat. As for top speed, it remains limited to 155 miles per hour as standard, but that can be increased to 174 miles per hour without the M Driver’s package, which is more than the 2018 model with 168 mph.

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BWM M fans and enthusiasts have been anxiously waiting for the BMW M2 Competition, a very juicy version of the BMW M2 high-performance coupe that is bound to be unveiled at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show two weeks from now. But it seems they don’t need to wait that long before getting a glimpse of the M2 Competition, thanks to a supposed information leak about the new model.

The leak -- traced to BMW Blog Slovenia – doesn’t only contain a single or two images of the M2 Competition high-performance, but quite a number of them. Likewise, the leak also included some juicy technical information about the new M2 Competition.

While BMW hasn’t owned up to the veracity of the leaked images, they seem to be legitimate. Official images or not, these pictures of the BMW M2 Competition show that this version of the high-performance coupe is indeed more hardcore and more prime to rule the roads. The images show three supposedly M2 Competition models sitting side by side and running down the road in different shades: white, red and blue. The images themselves are full of colors, making them look like more of a marketing tool than informative pictures.

Read the entire article Leaked: BMW M2 Competition is lighter, more powerful

For a BMW M3 or M4 stand out from a crowd of sports and high-performance cars, it needs to be unusually stunning and outrageously weird. Of course, it would be hard for a BMW M4 (F82) Coupe to stand out when there are hotter supercars around. For an M4 Coupe to do that, it needs more than just being red hot, it has to be radioactive green.

This is how a BMW M4 Coupe is dressed up as displayed at BMW’s showroom in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is finished in a color – called as Signal Green -- that is seemingly picked out from the color palette of the mutant character Incredible Hulk, whose leafy shade is owned to his exposure to radiation. Most of the exterior parts and sections of this special M4 Coupe is wrapped in Signal, with the rest finished in black. From the front bumper and its muscular bonnet, through its side panels and pillars, to its rear decklid and rear fascia, this M4 Coupe is finished in Signal Green.

Aside from its radioactive finish, this Signal Green BMW M4 Coupe is provided with a number of optional elements derived from the parts and accessory catalogue of M Performance. These optional elements include the M Performance kit with a number of components made from carbon fiber, yellow brake calipers as seen through the wheels, as well as an Akrapovic exhaust system.

Read the entire article Signal Green BMW M4 (F82) Coupe with M Performance kit is radioactive enough to grab attention

Former Aston Martin designer turned entrepreneur, Henrik Fisker, is known for designing models like the Aston Martin DB9, the BMW Z8, the Fisker Karma or Karma Revero, and the newest one out there, which is the Fisker EMotion. But there is another model here that you probably did not even know of - the 2006 Fisker Latigo.

Fisker only built one example of this model, making it the very first and last production model. And it is now up for grabs on the website Bring a Trailer. To get this rare model brand new, it would have cost about $216,000; but currently, its value has gone down a bit and bidding is now set at about $37,500.

Fisker’s original plan was to build 150 units of the Latigo. But after they developed the prototype and built the first production model, the project was halted. One of the reasons for this was the rising of oil prices. This coachbuilt Fisker sits on the same platform as the 2006 BMW M6, while featuring a rebuilt 5.0 liter V10 tuned by RD Sport, which is paired to a seven speed sequential manual transmission. With that engine, this model can produce 665 horsepower (495 kilowatts).

Read the entire article Ultra-rare 2006 Fisker Latigo based on BMW M6 is for sale

If you are looking for an awesome car, look no further than the BMW M4. But if you want something more exclusive than that, then you can opt for the Alpina-tuned 4 Series as this will definitely turn heads wherever you go.

Alpina has prepared a kit that isn’t just about the car’s looks as its performance will also be given a boost albeit, not by much. It gets a raise of 9 PS (9 horsepower) and 56 Newton metres (41 pound feet) of torque. The Alpina B4 S Bi Turbo carries out a little more power than the stock M4, thanks to its straight-six 3.0 liter engine. That may not sound a lot, but overall, that totals to an impressive number of 440 PS (434 HP) and 660 Nm (487 pound-feet) of torque in a wide speed range from 5,500 to 6,250 rpm.

For those of you who are interested in this Alpina tuned 4 Series, the white model is on display at BMW Abu Dhabi dealership. The special body kit comes with a custom front splitter, side skirts, and boot lid spoiler. It also has multi-spoke alloys and blue calipers, plus decals from the tuner.

Read the entire article Alpina B4 S Bi-turbo is a cooler version than the BMW M4

This year, there are a handful of new models as well as updated versions of existing cars that are lined up to be launched. There are so many of them that we can’t keep track of all of them. But today, we will be talking about the Competition version of the BMW M2 that may be presented in April 2018 at the Beijing auto show.

Firstly, customers will be able to get the M2 competition in new colours like Hockenheim Silver and Sunset Orange, which will be added to the other available colours including Alpine White, Sapphire Black, Mineral Grey, and Long Beach Blue. The one in the photograph is dressed in the Long Beach Blue shade. We have not seen how the other colours of the cars look just yet, but it should not be too long before we see them.

According to our sources, the M2 Competition will come equipped with a detuned version of the 3.0 liter twin turbo inline six, similar to the engines of the larger models, M3 and M4, replacing the N55 3.0 liter TwinScroll six-cylinder in the outgoing M2. The new engine can give an output of 400 horsepower, which is a little more than the existing M2 with an output of 365 horsepower, but a little less than the M3 and M4 that carries out 425 horsepower. Furthermore, it will have nearly 500 Newton metres of torque - not bad at all.

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Customers who think the BMW 4 Series Coupe is rather ordinary are in for a treat especially with what BMW Individual and Alpina have in store. The best example is presently being displayed at BMW Abu Dhabi Motors, a dealer that looks to be getting the best toys to play around with.

Even with one look, the use of Rallye Green paint on the Alpina B4 S makes the body even more aggressive. Combined with the upgrades implemented by those at Buchloe, it is clear that this is not your standard 4 Series Coupe.

On the inside for example, BMW Individual made sure that the interior of the B4 S would be different from the usual 4 Series Coupe. The instrument cluster has blue dials with the steering wheel showing green stitching. This color theme is in fact the same as that on the exterior. While the usual 4 Series Coupe has a left air vent on its center console, the B4 S instead has an extra display. On the lower region of the console is a special plaque that proves this is not the usual car.

Read the entire article 2017 Alpina B4 S Rallye Green based on BMW 4-Series Coupe is the height of exclusivity

There’s currently no one faster than Marc Marquez in the MotoGP World Championship qualifiers. For now, the Spanish world champion riding for the Repsol Honda team is loving the view as he is ahead of the pack. Whether during qualifiers or the actual race, Marquez is a dominant force in MotoGP. Such dominance has particularly earned him a place in the annual BMW M Award, giving him another key to a brand new BMW M4 CS.

BMW has been handling out cars to top MotoGP qualifiers since 2003 through the BMW M Award. Actually, the 2017 BMW M Award is considered as the 15th edition of MotoGP’s Best Qualifier award, which honors the rider who manage to provide the strongest overall performance in the one-season qualifying sessions. This year, Marquez earned a total of 343 points to secure the M Awards, around 86 points ahead of his closest rival.

For Marquez, winning the BMW M Award is nothing new. In fact, this year is the fifth time he won the prestigious award, which means he already has keys to five BMW M cars. Essentially, Marquez secured a third of the total BMW M Award (15) handed out to MotoGP riders. Other recipients of the BMW M Award include Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner (three awards each), Jorge Lorenzo (two awards), Sete Gibernau and Nicky Hayden. These MotoGP riders also received a car from BMW M for topping the season qualifiers.

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Customizing cars according to client’s tastes and preferences is nothing new for Liberty Walk. After all, the Japanese tuning company has been modifying cars for years. One of its latest works has been leaked to the public, and it comes in the form of a customized BMW M4 Coupe (F82).

Liberty Walk calls its works as remodeling, instead of customization or tuning. But whatever or however the company calls its creations, Liberty Walk has been known for hand-built body kits. From a Lamborghini Murcielago to a Ferrari 458 Italia, Liberty Walk’s customization works has already attracted the attention of the world.

Thus, it is no wonder why an owner of a BMW M4 tapped Liberty Walk to customize his or her luxuriously sporty ride. At first look, this customized BMW M4 may not be as flashy or as attention-grabbing as other tuned M4 models. However, it should be pointed out that Liberty Walk’s customization works revolves on the wishes of the client. Thus, if the client just wanted to have a ride unique from other M4s without gaudy looks, Liberty Walk would follow what was specified by the client.

Read the entire article BMW M4 Coupe tuned by Liberty Walk gets striking body kit, Forgiato TEC 2.2-R wheels

BMW enthusiasts are quite excited for the revival of the new 8 Series. In fact, we have already seen the concept of the upcoming coupe a few months back at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. After seeing the concept, we have got artists rendering the proposed production version of it, based on what they've seen on the latest spy shots. As usual, BMW already previewed the M8 through a series of camouflaged photos, building hype for its release next year.

The rendering of the M8 production car was done by Cars.co.za. Overall, the virtual M8 looks both subtle and aggressive. To keep it close to its ancestors, the M8 has a pair of kidney grille up front, together with an aggressive diffuser and three vents to complete the front fascia. Unlike the concept where the M8 gets a set of sleek headlights, the rendered version instead gets fixtures that will remind you more of the production version.

For the side profile, the car features large vents that spans from behind the front wheel, stretching all the way to the rear. The rear end, on the other hand, gets design cues from the M2 and the M6, especially when looking at the tail lights. It has been given quad exhaust tips by the artist and new lip spoiler that’s not very prominent. As seen in the photo, the rendered M8 is finished in a bold shade of Melbourne Red Metallic that are complemented with a set of black wheels.

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How come most of the coolest cars remain only in our imaginations? This week, BMW introduced the Z4 Concept at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and artists have already bombarded the internet with their own variations of the hot roadster - just like this BMW Z4 Coupe Concept. These artists are not just playing with the Z4 as a convertible, but as a coupe with a fixed roof as you can see in this X-Tomi Design rendering.

We already know that if the Z4 concept turns into a production car, it will most likely not include a metal roof. This means that if you are looking for a hard top version, then you will have to settle for a Toyota Supra instead. And speaking of the Japanese model, this rendering is a little close to what it is.

If you compare the rendering to the actual Z4 concept, you would notice that 80 percent of the design cues remain. This includes the mesh kidney grille, the vertically oriented headlights, and the M-style wheels. The biggest upgrade is that the rendering gets a fixed roof, making it look much sportier than it already does. Lastly, the artist gave it a matte red finish that makes it look even more aggressive.

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Putting a standard BMW M4 Coupe next to the M4 GTS is like comparing a fast runner to an athletic sprinter. A typical BMW M4 may be the performance version of the 4 Series, but the M4 GTS is the one with steroids. However, a recent project by German tuner Alpha-N Performance has resulted to a tweaked M4 Coupe that has enough capability to beat the M4 GTS.

The tweaks implemented by Alpha-N Performance on the M4 Coupe aren’t your ordinary modifications. After all, the Alpha-N Performance’s BMW M4 was able to complete a lap in the Nurburgring circuit I Germany faster than the record set by the BMW M4 GTS. Nurburgring has been a benchmark for performance in the auto world – considering its complicated course -- and carmakers as well as tuners have been trying to prove their vehicle’s worth by doing a run in the so-called Green Hell.

Alpha-N Performance started out with some modifications on its biturbo 3.0-liter straight-six engine. Ordinarily, this engine could deliver 425 hp (431 PS) of max output as well as 406 lb.-ft. (550 Nm) of peak torque, allowing the M4 Coupe to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds via a standard six-speed manual transmission (3.9 seconds with M-DCT transmission).

Read the entire article Alpha-N Performance transforms ordinary BMW M4 into an M4 GTS rival

Looking for a fairly new BMW? Well, you can now own a used BMW 228i for 25,000 USD. Though basically considered as a small and modest coupe, the BMW 228i could bring big value for your money. Primarily because it has the perfect size that makes driving more fun. It probably is the best driver’s car around especially with the increasing number of big SUVs on the road.

Tipping the scales at 3,260 pounds, the BMW 228i is not only compact in size but is also relatively lighter. The dimensions are exactly what an everyday driver is looking for in a car because the 228i is neither too long nor too wide. One thing’s for sure, taking this coupe anywhere won’t be a problem since it’s much easier to get through a tight traffic if the car isn’t taking a lot of space to start with.

Most of all, the 2 Series is a relatively new model range, which means, driving one of these won’t definitely ruin your style. It will literally take your driving to a whole new level because it feels more agile than most BMWs. Never mind that it doesn’t come with the M badge like those on the faster BMW models. In fact, the 228i has better suspension than say, a BMW M235 or an M240 because it offers superior comfort and better handling. In most cases, things can get out of hand if the car is too powerful or runs too fast. But certainly not for the 228i since the four cylinder provides sturdy driving force that does not compromise other parts of the vehicle.

Read the entire article Is a pre-owned 228i best BMW you can buy these days?

Last month at BMW’s Abu Dhabi dealership, the company revealed the M3 in a San Marino Blue exterior finish, which received plenty of compliments. This month, the new M4 gets the same look, but comes with a sportier appeal.

First of all, the BMW M4 (F82) was fitted with the M Performance body kit, making it much more aggressive. Physically, it comes with a carbon fiber rear wing, carbon fiber front spoiler, mirror covers, and boot lid spoiler. A set of dual tone silver and blue wheels comes with the body kit. Meanwhile, the interior also gets some carbon fiber on the gear selector, handbrake level, the console and the dash. To match its sporty exterior, the M4’s cabin was given an upgrade with the orange leather interior.

As for the exhaust system, the M4 was equipped with a custom Armytrix exhaust. In fact, you can hear it roar online. It definitely sounds more powerful than the factory model vehicle.

Read the entire article 2017 BMW M4 (F82) looks even better with San Marino Blue finish

We may remember the BMW Z3 M Coupe from 1998, but if you never got your hands on one, it will probably just stay as a memory for you - a memory you hope would come to life again. The coupe came in a powerful 3.2 liter engine, technology that was pretty advanced for its time, and a quirky design - a classic indeed. The sad part is that the Bavarian company only built 6,000 examples of the M Coupe and it was discontinued in 2002.

It truly is an icon, being in the market for only four years, the M Coupe got a number of recognitions from different people and companies from Automobile Magazine’s “Design of the Year” award, Car and Driver’s “Ten Best”, to Richard Hammond’s list of “Icons” on Top Gear - quite impressive for a car that was only around for a few years, and up until today, people remember it. So now, imagine if the M Coupe was never discontinued. How would a present-day M Coupe look, and what features will it give?

If you have asked yourself the same question before, then you are not alone. This Finnish artist, Esa Mustonen created a rendering of a modern interpretation of the iconic Z3 M Coupe, and all I can say is that is looks pretty impressive. His take on the classic coupe combines both the classic shape that we recognize from the past, as well as current BMW cues - pretty much the best of both worlds. Mustonen’s goal was to combine modern design while injecting elements from the i performance range, focusing more on the lines of the i8 and i3.

Read the entire article Modern BMW Z3 M Coupe looking classier than ever

Here it comes, the much-awaited exclusive limited-run special-edition model of the new BMW M4. Filling the gap between the M4 Coupe with Competition Package and the track-focused BMW M4 GTS, the new 2018 BMW M4 CS is the latest of its successful M special editions.

This limited edition M4 model is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine, which thanks to the M TwinPower Turbo technology, could deliver 338 kW (460 hp) of max output at 6,250 rpm and 600 Nm (442 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 4,000 rpm and 5,380 rpm. Compared to the BMW M4 with Competition Package, the new M4 CS delivers more power with its additional 10 hp of output and 50 Nm (37 lb.-ft.) of torque.

With this level of power on hand, the new 2018 BMW M4 CS could dash from zero to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds, on the way to reaching an electronically limited top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph). Power is sent to the wheels from the engine -- as standard -- through a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW M4 CS shows up in Lime Rock Grey Metallic color

The guys at BMW Abu Dhabi are notoriously famous for being unconventional in all sorts of things. These guys have this quirky way of customizing a car ---whether with the choice of color they apply, the aftermarket upgrade they use, or actually nearly every aspect of the vehicle that touches their hands.

Speaking of which, BMW Abu Dhabi recently unveiled an M-Performance-equipped BMW M2 at their showroom. Other than the carbon fiber aero kit, the BMW M stripe-wearing M2 gets an Akrapovic exhaust system with Akrapovic downpipes for better sound. As it goes, everything else here will get a taste of the wild carbon fiber treatment--- starting with the trunk lid spoiler, the skirt winglets, the front spoiler, and even the rear diffuser up to the M2’s side mirror casings.

To further highlight the M Performance package, the BMW M2 wears the hardcore M Graphics with black M wheels. This complements not only the kidney grille’s gloss finish but also the black accents along the exterior.

Read the entire article BMW M2 peppered with M Performance and Akrapovic bits