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The Spun Bearing: Carbon Fiber, FWD, and Kicking Tires in Luebeck

Interesting | October 14th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Carbon Fiber Ford recently announced that they’re jumping into carbon fiber in a big way. Current intentions are to use CF for body panels. They …

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On the Front-wheel-drive BMW or The Ultimate Driving Machine: A Blessing and a Curse

Concepts | September 14th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

BMW will celebrate the 100th anniversary of it’s founding in 2016 and while cars are the primary focus of the company currently, it hasn’t always …

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Analysis: BMW Concept Active Tourer

Concepts | September 14th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

It is extremely odd to see an A pillar base so far forward on the fender of a BMW. And then it sinks in, BMW …

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The Spun Bearing: Speculation On the Meaning of More M

Featured Posts, Interesting | August 23rd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

When I purchased my 135i, it came with an M steering wheel and M gear shift knob. At my first BMW CCA meeting one of …

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The Spun Bearing: Mexico, Channel Stuffing, and More On Driverless Vehicles

Interesting | August 16th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Mexico BMW is purported to be scouting a Mexican location for a new auto plant. Previously the buzz was they were looking at Brazil, and …

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Technical Overview: BMW 3 Cylinder

Featured Posts, Interesting | August 11th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

BMW is introducing its three cylinder engine to the public soon. They discussed this last year in conjunction with the common engine architecture at their …

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New BMW M3: An agent of change for M Division

BMW M3, Featured Posts | August 9th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The 2014 BMW M3 is coming into better focus. We believe that we dodged a bullet with the V6 variant but purists are still miffed …

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The Spun Bearing: Automobiling – Past, Present, and Future

Interesting | August 2nd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Thinking about the Chris Bangle interview has led me around some corners that I really hadn’t planned on exploring. But, here goes nothing . . …

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BMWBLOG Interviews Chris Bangle

Featured Posts, Interesting | July 30th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

BMWBLOG had the opportunity recently to interview Chris Bangle. As usual, a memo circulated inside the group soliciting questions for the interview, and we got …

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The Spun Bearing: Charging Stations, Online-Ordering, and Electric Scooter

Interesting | July 30th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Charging Stations The BMW subsidiary, BMW i Ventures, announced it was injecting an investment in Coulomb Technologies. Their ChargePoint stations handle a number of manufacturers …

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