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2022 BMW M135i xDrive appears with new paint colors and improved underpinnings

2022 BMW M135i xDrive appears with new paint colors and improved underpinnings

The 2022 BMW M135i xDrive is getting a couple of mechanical updates and new paint colors to keep up with the new VW Golf R, Audi S3, and the Mercedes-AMG A35. However, the changes are strictly for the range-topping M135i xDrive trim, and we have no word if BMW is also updating the rest of its 1-Series lineup. The latest M135i has yet to receive the full-bore M treatment, but the improvements are enough to make you stop and take a second look.

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2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer debuts with updated features and a PHEV powertrain

2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer debuts with updated features and a PHEV powertrain

The second-generation 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is returning with a slew of innovative tech features and an available plug-in hybrid powertrain. The first-gen BMW 2 Series Active Tourer came in 2014 as a premium compact MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) with seating for five and a generous cargo room. The second-gen 2 Series Active Tourer still bears the silhouette of a shrunken minivan, but it now has a sportier profile courtesy of some design enhancements.

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BMW pioneers new EcoPaintJet Pro vehicle painting process

BMW pioneers new EcoPaintJet Pro vehicle painting process

German automaker BMW has unveiled its pioneering new paint application process developed with leading mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr. BMW’s innovative EcoPaintJet Pro is a dream come true by offering multiple benefits. The method uses less paint, is overspray-free, and can use two colors to achieve a custom paint job without masking.

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SVE Oletha is what could have been if BMW built a Z8 Coupe

SVE Oletha is what could have been if BMW built a Z8 Coupe

BMW never built a hardtop version of its iconic Z8 grand touring sports car, but a startup automaker is making headlines for creating the Z8 coupe that enthusiasts never got. SVE or Smit Vehicle Engineering is an American restorer that specializes in modifying and tuning BMW vehicles. SVE’s latest masterpiece is the Oletha, a hardtop tribute to the BMW Z8 roadster produced from 2000 to 2003.

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Manhart MHX6 700WB is a BMW X6 M Competition on a carbon-rich diet

Manhart MHX6 700WB is a BMW X6 M Competition on a carbon-rich diet

Quickly, can you name a car that’s quirkier than the BMW X6 M Competition and its 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 engine? The answer is this, the Manhart MHX6 700WB. The WB is for wide-body, while the 700 connotes the number of horses lurking under the hood. We’ve all seen tuned versions of the BMW X6 like the Hamman X6 M with four rear spoilers and oversized 23-inch graphite wheels, but nothing will prepare you for the Manhart MHX6 700WB, especially if you like carbon fiber.

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BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is the future of electric bicycles

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is the future of electric bicycles

BMW is challenging the norm with its slew of mobility concepts at the 2021 German Auto Show. Among those that fascinated us the most is the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY, short for Adaptive Mobility. There are two AMBY concepts, in fact, and both are electric bicycles. The Motorrad Vision AMBY is a motorized bicycle without conventional pedals, whereas the i Vision AMBY is a traditional mountain bike with pedals and electric assist.

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BMW shows off licensed CUBE and SoFlow mobility concepts

BMW shows off licensed CUBE and SoFlow mobility concepts

BMW makes cars, SUVs, and motorcycles. The automaker is also licensing its name for other methods of transportation that are particularly well-suited to use in urban areas. BMW has revealed two concepts that it's implementing with partner companies CUBE and SoFlow. Both companies will be revealing concepts that are based on licenses granted by BMW at IAA Mobility 2021.

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BMW i Vision Circular Concept Sets the Highest Bar for Sustainability

BMW i Vision Circular Concept Sets the Highest Bar for Sustainability

The BMW i Vision Circular has a lot going for it, quite a feat for an all-electric concept car. BMW unveiled a few teaser images of its latest green concept car before the 2021 IAA in Munich. We knew beforehand the concept is a compact hatchback in the same mold as the i3 electric car. But unlike the i3, you won’t mind sitting behind the wheel of BMW’s latest I Vision Circular concept car.

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BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is a no-frills electric mini-bike

BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is a no-frills electric mini-bike

The BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02 is debuting at IAA Mobility 2021 in Germany next week. Unlike other electric motorcycles from BMW Motorrad like the CE O4 urban cruiser and other concepts, the CE 02 mini-bike defines the fine line between a modern scooter and a vintage bike. BMW Motorrad’s head of vehicle design Alexander Buckan calls the concept a “skateboard on two wheels,” and we find it hard to disagree.

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Manhart MH5 GTR is a one-off sports sedan with a 777HP V8 engine

Manhart MH5 GTR is a one-off sports sedan with a 777HP V8 engine

German tuning house Manhart has unveiled its one-off creation based on the existing BMW M5 CS. Affectionately called the MH5 GTR, Manhart took an already potent and aggressive-looking BMW M5 CS and ramped everything to the highest degree. The result is an M5 CS minus the fancy gold bits. Oh, and it’s packing quite a punch under its new carbon fiber hood.

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2021 BMW M4 Coupe Review

2021 BMW M4 Coupe Review

Maybe it's early-onset dementia, or the fact that this 2021 BMW M4 Coupe is finished in handsome Portimao Blue Metallic and not the bilious green launch color, or perhaps Bavaria's designers were right all along, but I find myself not hating the M4's most controversial styling feature. Much has been said about the expansive snout on BMW's enthusiast coupe, and vanishingly small amounts of it proved positive, but I find myself bucking the trend.

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Hamann BMW X6 M looks ready to pounce

Hamann BMW X6 M looks ready to pounce

German tuning firm Hamann recently unveiled its newest body kit and tuning packages for the BMW X6 M. It's no secret the BMW X6 is one of the forerunners of the coupe-crossover trend. The third-gen X6 remains as polarizing as ever, albeit easier on the eyes than the first and second-gen X6. But with the Hamann body kit, your BMW X6 M will be unlike any other crossover on the road.

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