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Editorial: The Perceptual Confusion of BMW’s Platform Philosophy and FWD

Interesting | July 7th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

We’ve been down this road before, but as we near the approach of the first production FWD BMW, there appears to be a bit of …

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Retrospective: Driving Impressions of a BMW 2002

Featured Posts, Test Drives | July 5th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

I rarely turn down an opportunity to drive older cars, and when my buddy Matt brought his recently purchased BMW 2002 to breakfast Saturday morning …

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Tech Tidbit: How a Differential Works

Interesting | July 3rd, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Every car (of recent vintage) has a differential and most people take them for granted without any idea of what they do, why they’re needed, …

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M3 CRT Sedan Highlights

BMW M3 | June 25th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Engine At the heart of this car is the stroker motor BMW built for the M3 GTS. It’s got that extra dollop of torque to …

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Highlights of the new BMW M5 Press Release

BMW M5 | June 16th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

The V-10 M5 is dead – long live the turbo V8. Or something to that effect. The glorious S85 5 liter V10, that rev’d to …

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BMWBLOG Comparison: BMW X1 xDrive28i vs BMW X3 xDrive28i

BMW X1, Featured Posts | June 9th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

In the June 2011 edition of the BMW CCA magazine, Roundel, a copy of sharp eyed readers pointed out that the esteemed Editor-in-Chief, Satch Carlson …

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2012 BMW 1 Series F20 Press Release Highlights

1-series | June 5th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Disclaimer – What we are seeing is the meat and potatoes version of the new 2012 BMW 1 Series, the five series hatch. We haven’t …

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2012 BMW 1 Series – Styling Analysis

1-series | June 5th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

To open the proverbial can of worms, the styling of the new F20 is controversial (based on the volume of negative tweets seen after the …

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BMWBLOG Test Drive: BMW X1 launches in Canada

Featured Posts, Test Drives | June 2nd, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Toronto, Canada – Canada is doing alright. Employment and the economy are good and the Canadian dollar is going from strength to strength against the …

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Today’s Tech Tip: Triple Turbos

Interesting | May 31st, 2011 by Hugo Becker

I swore off turbo-charged cars after the mid 1980s, I’d had enough of the lag until 3500 RPM and then the boost would come on …