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The Spun Bearing: If Not Saab, Triumph?!

Featured Posts, Interesting | March 1st, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water comes reports that BMW is thinking of reviving the Triumph brand. To …

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The Spun Bearing: Push Rods, Drum Brakes, and Leaf Springs! Oh My!!

Interesting | February 26th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Pushrods After the Twin Overhead Cam article, I just had to bring up pushrods. Derided by many, the humble pushrod has been around as long …

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BMWBLOG Exclusive: Interview of Holger Jeebe – Drivetrain Strategy

Interesting | February 23rd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

BMWBLOG had the opportunity to interview Holger Jeebe of BMW’s Antriebstrategie (Strategical Aspects, Drive Train) at the Frankfurt Motor Show. After introductions we jumped right …

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BMW Purchasing Saab? Not So Fast!

Rumors | February 22nd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Our friends at Autoblog posted some speculation about BMW’s potential interest in Saab. I dismissed that out of hand upon reading it. Saab, unfortunately, is …

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Editorial: Cadillac vs BMW – Motown Takes On Munich

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 21st, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The Editor-In-Chief tossed this article on Cadillac marketing, a piece over the wall and ran. It’s an interesting take on GM’s argument that Cadillac is …

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The Spun Bearing: A Century of Automotive DOHC Engines

3-Series | February 19th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

“Power output is finally dependent upon weight of air efficiently burnt per minute, and this in the end is fixed absolutely by the breathing power …

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BMW Delivers the Third M6

BMW M6 | February 12th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The original M6, the E24 M635i, was the follow on to the much loved and still desirable E9 3.0 CSL. The original M6 ran from …

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The Spun Bearing – unlucky # 13

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 3rd, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The Spun Bearing: 500cc Combustion Chamber, Wave Disc Generator, and Leather vs Cloth The 500cc Combustion Chamber BMW is migrating towards a common combustion chamber …

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Editorial: BMW ActiveHybrid 5 and ActiveHybrid 3

Interesting | February 1st, 2012 by Hugo Becker

The meeting where ZF pitched the 8HP eight speed automatic to BMW would have been interesting to attend. To have seen the wheels turn as …

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The Spun Bearing: ZF 9HP, FWD, and Looms

Interesting | January 27th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

ZF 9HP In the remote reaches of Cobo Hall one can find a number of vendors tucked away at the NAIAS. ZF was there with …

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