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BMW brings both efficiency and performance to Geneva (pictures)

There is no middle ground in Switzerland this year. BMW will bring vehicles heavy on both performance and efficiency to the International Motor Show in Geneva.

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BMW M760Li

BMW's bringing its M badging to its 12-cylinder-equipped 7 Series for the first time with the M760Li.

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BMW M760Li

The M760Li touts a 600-horsepower, 12-cylinder engine.

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BMW M760Li

That'll provide enough forward thrust to achieve 60 mph in less than 4 seconds -- in the largest vehicle the brand makes!

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BMW M760Li

The wheels will come wrapped with high-end Michelin Pilot Super Sports, which are typically reserved for proper sports cars.

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BMW M760Li

Of course, there'll be plenty of V12 badging both inside and outside.

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BMW 740e iPerformance

On the other side of the spectrum, the 740e iPerformance is all about efficiency.

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BMW 740e iPerformance

The iPerformance name is all new, and will be used on future plug-in hybrids to point out the shared tech between these core models and BMW's i sub-brand.

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BMW 740e iPerformance

Along with a new name, iPerformance models will feature blue accents, a la the i8.

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BMW 740e iPerformance

No hidden charging ports here -- the plug goes into the front fender, just behind the wheel.

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BMW 740e iPerformance

The eDrive function will keep your vehicle operating on battery power alone for as long as possible.

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BMW M2 with Accessories

While the M2 isn't new, the accessories it's packing are.

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BMW M2 with Accessories

BMW's M Performance parts catalog will include several new bits for the brand's littlest sports coupe.

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BMW M2 with Accessories

Because who doesn't want carbon-fiber mirror caps?

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BMW M2 with Accessories

As one might expect, a sports exhaust will be included on the list of available upgrades.

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BMW M2 with Accessories

Buyers will be able to choose between metal and carbon-fiber finishes for the exhaust tips.

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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

BMW's special-edition i8 doesn't add anything in the way of performance.

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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

Instead, this special edition is all about aesthetics, sporting a unique red exterior.

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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

The i8 Protonic Red Edition also features matte-gray trim to add some contrast.

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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

This is the first of several special-edition i8s to come to market.

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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

The interior promises red stitching and carbon fiber and ceramic trim bits.

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