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The Spun Bearing: The i8, Saab, and Happy Holidays

Featured Posts, Interesting | December 23rd, 2011 by Hugo Becker

The i8 I made the press launch of the Toyota Prius in 1999. At the time it was a revolutionary car that Toyota was hoping …

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The Spun Bearing: Electric Power Steering (Again?!), Fuel Cells, and BMW Holiday Giveaway

Featured Posts, Interesting | December 16th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

EPS – Again I had to take the ’08 135i in to the dealer for routine service this week and had an opportunity to say …

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Tech Analysis: BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

6 Series Gran Coupe | December 11th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

BMW’s production process continue to impress. Using a set of drivetrains, suspension hard points, and suite of electronics, BMW has managed to produce a set of variegated …

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The Spun Bearing: Selling Engines, Dodge Dart, and the Dreaded V6

Interesting | December 8th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Selling Engines BMW has announced the sale of engines to a number of companies in the recent past. First Carbon Motors, building police cars, agreed …

The Spun Bearing: Snow Tires, Batteries, and Top Gear

Featured Posts, Interesting | December 2nd, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Snow Tires I waited as long as I could, but finally the temps had dropped enough that the summer compound Contis were beginning to act …

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The Spun Bearing: Securing the High Ground, Hub Motors, and Smartphones vs Cars

Featured Posts, Interesting | November 24th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Securing the High Ground I’m in the midst of going over material from the Frankfurt Auto Show and press releases to continue coverage of the …

The Spun Bearing: Carbon Fiber, The Limit, and Rotary Engines

Interesting | November 18th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Carbon Fiber With the i3 and i8 gaining more press the last few days it seems appropriate to take a further look at the material forming …

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The Spun Bearing: Mood Rings and Innovative Suppliers

Featured Posts, Interesting | November 10th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Mood Rings The Editor-In-Chief sent me a link with the following tag-line, ‘BMW develops health-check steering wheel to monitor physical and emotional duress’. Of course the first …

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The Spun Bearing: Odds and Ends From the Tech Side

Featured Posts, Interesting | November 4th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

There’s been a resurgence of talk about the electrically assisted turbocharger in recent days. I’d just like to point out that BMWBLOG covered that way …

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Editorial: The Automobile Heritage of Eisenach Germany

Interesting | October 27th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Eisenach, Germany – Eisenach is at the heart of the German Federal Republic. It is dead center on the map. The Wartburg castle dominates the …

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