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Analysis: BMW and Toyota, Reading the Tea Leaves

Featured Posts, Interesting | July 2nd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Based on the sparse amount of verbiage that came out of Munich yesterday regarding Toyota’s and BMW’s expanded collaboration agreement, you would be right to …

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The Spun Bearing: Reusing NedCar

Interesting | June 29th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Automotive News reports that BMW is considering building vehicles at the NedCar facility in Born, Netherlands. The deal would be for third party assembly of …

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Kansas City Art of the Car Concours – BMW 328

Auto Shows | June 28th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Kansas City, MO – Within feet of the public entrance to the 2012 Art of the Car display area was this gorgeous 1937 BMW 328. …

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BMW and Toyota Technology Sharing Announcement Due Soon

News | June 26th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Speculation regarding a soon to be announced technology sharing agreement between BMW and Toyota has been making the rounds of the interwebs. The bulk of …

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Editorial: Further Thoughts On the i Brouhaha

BMW i, Featured Posts | June 25th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The story of i’s demise (or, at least, diminishment) continue to make the rounds of auto sites and have even percolated up to generic news …

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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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