BMW 5 Series with Vossen wheels 30.10.14

A simple tuning project can be a quick wheels change and a new set of wheels.

Yet, as simple as that sounds, it can actually be quite easy to mess it up, and if you ask me, this BMW 5 Series is a prime example of just that.

BMW 5 Series on Vossen wheels

BMW 5 Series on Vossen wheels

If the owner would have just stuck to a simple wheel swap, the new 20 inch Vossen set would have worked wonders. That being said, there are better wheels out there if you want to tune your BMW 5 Series. But that is not the whole deal with it.
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BMW M4 wide body kit from Vorsteiner 30.10.14

Vorsteiner has already launched a nice body kit for the new BMW M4, and it seems now they are working to bring something better.

While still in the design phase, Vorsteiner decided to share a bit with us.

BMW M4 wide body kit from Vorsteiner

BMW M4 wide body kit from Vorsteiner

Therefore we now have some nice pictures of what is to be Vorsteiner’s wide body kit for the BMW M4. Even from this early stage, you can tell that the changes will be extensive, and hopefully, awesome. After scanning the various body parts, they first use a CAD program to design the new parts.
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6 Car Stereo Installations & Upgrades Gone Wrong 28.10.14

You’ve got the car. It’s got an engine and four wheels, so what more do you need? Well, duh – you need a car audio system! No ride is complete without one! And sometimes people go to great lengths – at great expense – to get one or improve what they’ve got.

That’s not the problem. The problem comes when they go a little too DIY to make sure things are AOK. Below are some installations and upgrades that are either not highly recommended or just flat out wrong.

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Nothing says “sweet tunes for a long drive” better than a table-top audio system! Actually, a car audio system says it a little better!
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Remembering the BMW Z3 22.10.14

It’s time to play, “Name that Bimmer”. I will give you a few random specs, you try to figure out what it is:

1.9-liter inline-4 good for 138 hp
AM/FM/cassette player
Cruise control
A five-speed manual transmission, four-speed automatic optional
Leather seats and traction control were available options

BMW Z3

BMW Z3

Need a little more help? Try this: It was the first car to be produced from their plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. For anyone still scratching their head, this next clue should do the trick: It made its film debut in Goldeneye: a Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan.
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BMW M4 pickup rendering 17.10.14

We have seen all manners of pickup renderings over the years, and I believe few BMW models were not imagined in that guise.

And as wrong as it might sound, someone has imagined how BMW M4 pickup would look like.

BMW M4 pickup by X-Tomi Design

BMW M4 pickup by X-Tomi Design

Ok, in all honesty, the one responsible with the rendering is not just “someone”, but actually X-Tomi Design was behind it. As such, you can expect the rendering to be executed with some degree of competency, but not matter how realistic it might look, it’s still a pickup BMW M4.
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TC-Concept BMW 3 Series 16.10.14

Body kits for BMW’s new models are starting to pour in from tuners, both known and only just making a name for themselves.

TC-Concept decided to see about modifying the BMW 3 Series, and the result is better than you might expect.

BMW 3 Series body kit from TC-Concept

BMW 3 Series body kit from TC-Concept

Their wide body kit is the one to have, for now at least, if you want an M3 kind of look on your standard BMW 3 Series. And if you already have installed either the M Sport package or M Performance parts, don’t fret, for TC-Concept’s kit is built to work nicely with them.
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BMW i8 by Manhart – preview 14.10.14

It was about time that we hear something from Manhart regarding the BMW i sub-brand, and as luck would have it, it is something about the i8.

As with all the other tuners, no kit has yet been released, but we do have a nice preview of things to come.

BMW i8 by Manhart - preview

BMW i8 by Manhart – preview

Before get into it, there is one thing that you must know about the BMW i8. While the looks of the car are extremely cool, they are not just for show. Even from the start, BMW took pride in the fact that the design was dictated by aerodynamics, with the prototype i8 spending many hours in the wind tunnel.
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BMW Isetta with a V8 13.10.14

There are a lot of home projects that hold a lot of promise, and this particular Isetta is one of them.

Fitted by its owner with a massive V8 engine, the BMW Isetta is now a genuine pocket rocket.

BMW Isetta with V8 engine

BMW Isetta with V8 engine

Considering that the engine is almost as big as the rest of the car, it kind of leave you wondering why would anyone do this to his car. But there are actually a lot of small cars out there that sport an engine fit for quarry trucks. The BMW Isetta uses one from a Rover 75 that displaces 4.6 liters and can churn out some 300 Hp.
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BMW iTron preview 10.10.14

It seems that tuning projects for the BMW i8 are slowly trickling in, with the latest being this iTron aesthetic build.

While the naming is fairly obvious, I can’t really make a connection between the tune and the usual Tron stuff.

BMW iTron by GSC

BMW iTron by GSC

That being said, what the guys from GSC (German Special Customs) did a great job in at least envisioning a nice kit for the BMW i8 exterior. This kit includes a new front and rear bumper, restyled hood, new set of wheels and even reworked door sills. At the back there are also new tailpipes.
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E89 BMW Z4 by Carlex Design 09.10.14

When it comes to interior alterations, I must confess I have a weak spot for the Bulgarians from Vilner.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty more tuners that deal in interiors beside them, and Carlex Design plans to prove just that.

E89 BMW Z4 by Carlex Design

E89 BMW Z4 by Carlex Design

If we are to judge by their latest kit regarding the E89 BMW Z4, even I would have to admit they have style, even if they are miles behind the Bulgarians. Still, the work they did on the Z4 is amazing. Also they even fitted some exterior parts, like a front splitter, rear diffuser and a new set of wheels.
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