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Editorial: Thoughts On the Seven Speed Manual

Interesting | June 11th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The folks at Bimmerpost uncovered BMW patent drawings that showed a seven speed manual shifter and shift functionality. What caught my attention was the notion …

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BMWBLOG and BodyShopBids give away $1200 for body shop repairs

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

Finding a body shop that has the same level of concern for your BMW as you do is difficult. Often you turn to friends or …

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The Spun Bearing: Z is for Zagato, Hand Wringing Over Electric Cars, and Carroll Shelby

Interesting | May 30th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Z is for Zagato The reveal of the BMW Zagato Coupe at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was a spectacular success. Zagato is an old …

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The Power of the Press

Featured Posts, Interesting | May 25th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Leipzig, Germany – If you want to see the most modern metal pressing operation in the world you have to travel to Leipzig, in the …

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The Spun Bearing: Leipzig BMW Werk, Active E, and Architecture

Featured Posts, Interesting | May 18th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Leipzig BMW Werk The BMW factory at Leipzig is expanding. Leipzig is adding pressing operations for metal panels, molding facilities for the outer skins of …

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The Spun Bearing: Hyundai, Benz, and More Thoughts on Bangalore

Interesting | May 7th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The BMW and Hyundai Rumored Engine Development Pact This is a bit of a puzzler to me. Last year BMW announced it’s 500cc cylinder capacity …

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The Spun Bearing: BMW M12/13 F1 Engine, and Bangaluru Through the Eyes of a Car Guy

Interesting | April 30th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

BMW M12/13 F1 Engine Formula is supposed to move to a 1.6 L V6 turbo engine recipe for the 2014 season. F1 has been down …

The Spun Bearing: E65 Tranny Trouble, ZF Eight Speed In Rams, Tires Filled With Nitrogen

Interesting | April 20th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

E65 Tranny Trouble The National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration in the US has initiated an engineering analysis of incidents involving E65 7 series that …

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The Spun Bearing: Thoughts On the UKL Class Cars, Mercedes-Benz Platforms, and the HB Coupe

Interesting | April 13th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Thoughts On the UKL Class Cars BMW has a goal to reach two million car sales in the near future. There is some belief that …

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The Spun Bearing: Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the i8 Spyder, and the Continuing Proliferation of Hofmeister Kinks

Interesting | April 7th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

On the Passing of Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche The grandson of the founder of Porsche, Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche passed away this week at the relatively young …

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