BMW’s far future concept for a motorcycle is one that’s so smart and safe that riders will not need safety equipment. It balances on its own, and has a flexible frame and adaptive tires instead of joints, bearings or suspension.
To celebrate 30 years of its vaunted M3, BMW is making 500 of this special 2016 M3 sports sedan. Based on the Competition package, its engine has been boosted to 450 hp, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, exclusive Macao Blue metallic paint, and 30 year badging.
For 2017, the M235i is now the M240i, and with that name change, the sporty 2-door, 6-cylinder gets a bump to 335 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque, with the AWD xDrive Coupe auto doing 0-to-60 in 4.2s, and the drop top doing the same in 4.4.
BMW didn’t change the outside of the new i3, but it’s what’s underneath that counts. That means more battery capacity, and an electric driving range of 114mi combined city/highway without affecting performance. The optional gas range extender also gets a bigger fuel tank.
The new BMW M2 could be the ultimate driftmobile. The rear-wheel drive sports coupe is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 that makes 370 hp, track-tuned suspension and brakes, and either a manual or dual-clutch gearbox. It also rounded the Nürburgring in 7:58.
Wrapped in iconic BMW livery, this race car concept honors the 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL. Its high tech interior, safety suit and helmet offer integration to keep racers focused on the road, while carbon-fiber construction keeps it light.
A BMW dealer in New Zealand took out an ad that looked like an April Fools Day prank, promising a brand new BMW to the first person who brought in any old car on 4/1 and “Ask for Tom.” Turns out it wasn’t a prank.
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