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New BMW X1 builds on success of its predecessor

BMW X1 | July 17th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

With the new F48 X1 BMW of North America will launch an all-wheel drive vehicle based on a front wheel drive (FWD) platform. While that …

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Tech Tidbit: Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Interesting, Others | July 13th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

BMW, during its most recent Innovation Day, displayed a Hydrogen Fuel Cell version of its i8 sports car. The German word for hydrogen is wasserstoff, …

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Best BMW Engines of All-Time: An Alternate Take

Engines | July 8th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

Nico DeMattia got the ball rolling with his list of ‘Five Best BMW Engines of All-Time’ and I thought I’d give an alternate view. The …

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BMW Drive for Team USA: Mercedes-Benz E350, Lexus NX 200t, 428i xDrive Gran Coupe, 650i convertible

4-Series | June 24th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

Baron BMW of Kansas City hosted the traveling roadshow known as ‘BMW Drive for Team USA’ recently and they brought along a number of vehicles …

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The Spun Bearing Reprised: ZF Double Clutch Transmission, BMW i, Toyota sportscar

Interesting, Others | June 24th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

ZF Double Clutch Automatic According to a source, BMW appears to be testing a new transmission option for one of its cars. We’ve talked about …

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The production process of the new BMW 7 Series

7-series | June 10th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

Dingolfing is the home of big car production for BMW. The Dingolfing facility started as Glas GmbH and was purchased by BMW in 1966 (after …

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Calvin Luk, the designer of the new BMW X1

BMW X1 | June 4th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

Calvin Luk is on a roll. The new 2016 BMW X1 is visual hit that comes on the heels of his LCI design of the …

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2016 BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Lexus NX vs. Acura RDX

BMW X1 | June 3rd, 2015 by Hugo Becker

It doesn’t seem that long that BMWBLOG was in Canada driving the then ‘soon to be released in the US’ BMW X1. And it is …

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The Next Ten Years

Interesting, Others | May 9th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

The next ten years will be anything but easy; they may be the most critical ten years in BMW’s history

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Denise McCluggage: 1927 – 2015

News | May 8th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

We lost one of the greats on Wednesday, 6 May 2015. Denise McCluggage, 88 years young, slipped this mortal coil – as many of her …