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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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The Spun Bearing: Fuel, Design, and More On the ATS

Interesting | January 19th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Fuel During a discussion of the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 recently, the subject of energy density came up. Batteries have so much lower energy density than …

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The Spun Bearing: New M Strategy, Cars At the CES, and Chevy Code 130R

Featured Posts, Interesting | January 13th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

New M Strategy It was just a matter of time. The M bits have been sneaking into BMW’s mainstream products for awhile, a shift knob …

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: New Acura NSX

Auto Shows | January 12th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Acura chose Detroit to unveil it’s mid-engined hybrid NSX sports car. The car is slated to be built in Ohio and features the super hybrid …

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: Porsche unveils new 911 Cabriolet

Auto Shows | January 12th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

Porsche unveils the new 911 Cabriolet at the Detroit Auto Show. Porsche has unveiled it latest iteration of the new ‘991’ generation 911 family with …

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Cadillac ATS – GM’s BMW 3 Series Fighter

Auto Shows | January 10th, 2012 by Hugo Becker

BMW is proud of it’s 3 series. The 3er accounts for 1 out of 3 BMW sales worldwide and has accounted for 50% of all …

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