BMW CS Vintage Concept

BMW CS Vintage Concept

Paying homage to the Giovanni Michelotti designed 1968 BMW E9 series, David Obendorfer has created a modern reinterpretation of the model in the form of the BMW CS Vintage Concept.  Inspired by Michelotti’s E9 and its predecessor, the 1965 BMW 2000 CS (E120 series), the CS Vintage Concept is based on BMW's current 6 Series platform, and as Obendorfer states, "despite numerous citations from the past, [the CS Concept] is substantially contemporaneous with updated proportions and with modern details, many of which are inspired by nautical styling solutions.

BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe in silver, front and side

BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

Think the BMW 3 and 4-Series range couldn't any bigger?  Think again.  Adding to the already available sedan/coupe/convertible/wagon/Gran Turismo options, BMW has introduced the BMW 4-Seris Gran Coupe ($43,225+) – which is in essence a hatchback with four side doors.  Compared to the 3-Series, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is longer and wider by roughly a half inch, while height has been decreased by an inch and a half.  Altering its overall styling, however, is a longer roofline with  a more sculpted rear and a slightly lower, more aggressive stance.  Power is provided by the same engines used in the rest of the 3/4-Series range, including a 240hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four and a 300hp 3.0-liter turbo-six, while rear wheel drive and BMW's eight-speed automatic come standard.  Also available will be BMW's Luxury, Sport and M Sport trims.  Look for the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe's official debut this March, and see it now in our 4-Series Gran Coupe photo gallery.

ER Motorcycles BMW R60/7 rear

ER Motorcycles BMW R60/7 Macchiato

Following up their impressive work on the BMW R80 Mobster, ER Motorcycles has unveiled their second bike:  the ER Motorcycles BMW R60/7 Macchiato.  Based on a '77 BMW R60/7, the Macchiato took a total of 2 months to build, with changes including a modified rear loop, a custom exhaust, R100RT forks, Continental TKC80 rubber tires (100/90x19 up front and 4.50x18” in the back), R100 dual front discs and controls, an R50/5 tank, and a Renthal bar with Ariete grips.  The seat and seat pan are both handmade by ER Motorcycles, while the Bing carb and air filter are both stock.  Toss in a Motogadget Tiny dial and custom paint and graphics, and the BMW R60/7 Macchiato is yet another impressive piece of custom bike work from the guys at ER.  Check out the gallery to see more of the ER Motorcycles BMW R60/7 Macchiato.

2014 BMW M4 exterior front

2014 BMW M4 Coupe

Launching alongside the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan today is the 2014 BMW M4 Coupe, a sibling that notes virtually identical traits when compared to its four door counterpart.  Like the M3, killer features include a inline-six high-revving TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter engine delivering 431 hp and a maximum torque of 406 lb-ft, a reworked MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension that are both lighter and more rigid, and an optional seven-speed M DCT that comes with launch control and a "smokey burnout" mode that affords you a certain degree of wheel spin when you want it.  When equipped with the  aforementioned seven-speed M DCT, the M4 runs fro 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds (or 4.3 seconds with a manual gearbox), while top speed again is limited to 155 mph.  Add in the optional M Driver's Package and you can raise the BMW M4's top speed to 174 mph.  Hit the gallery to see the 2014 BMW M4 Coupe in the flesh.

2014 BMW M3 exterior side

2014 BMW M3 Sedan

For Bavarian car lovers, today is a joyous day, as BMW has officially taken the wraps off the newest members of their high performance M-Series lineup: the 2014 M3 Sedan and 2014 M4 Coupe.  On the M3, some of the killer features include a inline-six high-revving TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter engine delivering 431 hp and a maximum torque of 406 lb-ft, a reworked MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension that are both lighter and more rigid, and an optional seven-speed M DCT that comes with launch control and a "smokey burnout" mode (allowing some wheel spin when you want to play).  With the aforementioned seven-speed M DCT, 0-62 mph time 4.1 seconds (or 4.3 seconds without), while top speed is limited to 155 mph.  For some extra cash, you can also add in the M Driver's Package and bump it up to 174 mph.  Hit the gallery to see the 2014 BMW in the flesh.

BMW R80 Mobster side view

ER Motorcycles BMW R80 Mobster

How you do bring a touch of gangster to the relatively unassuming 1983 BMW R80?  Give it to Blaz Sustarsic, owner of ER Motorcycles, and let him work his magic.  The end result is this – the BMW R80 Mobster – a bike that's been stripped down and reassembled in a design that is ridiculously awesome.  The front forks and numerous other parts are from a BMW R50/5 and an R69S, the tires are Coker Diamonds at 4.50-18", the clip-ons are Tarozzis, and the exhaust and leather seat are both made in-house. Add to that a svelte bronze paint scheme, a Motogadget Classic speedo, custom front and rear fenders and a rare sport "Schorsch Meier" fuel tank, and the BMW R80's transformation to a fully-fledged gangster is complete.

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