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Video: BMW N20 Engine Animation

Videos | February 25th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

BMW releases a new video of the highly praised N20 engine. The four-cylinder TwinPower engine is replacing the six-cylinder naturally aspirated engines found in several …

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Analysis: MINI Rocketman

MINI | February 23rd, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Echoes of Elton John singing in the background, notwithstanding, the Mini Rocketman is an interesting concept for BMW. The first thing that crossed my mind …

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BMWBLOG Analysis: 2012 BMW M5 Transmission Choices

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 17th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Well what’s all this brouhaha over the next M5’s transmission choices. A little logic may help in understanding what the possibilities will be. Let’s start with what …

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Preview: 2012 BMW 3 Series

3-Series | February 14th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

As the launch date of the new F30 3 Series draws closer, more info will start to appear online and in magazines. It won’t be …

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(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Automatic Transmissions, But Were Afraid to Ask

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 11th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Introduction Thinking about how automatic transmissions work usually results in the same type of headache you get when eating ice cream too quickly, brain freeze. …

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Poll: BMW X3 sDrive? Why Not!

BMW X3, Featured Posts | February 1st, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Try buying a 4×4 truck with the options and colors you want off the dealer’s lot in Dallas, Texas. Odds are you’ll find the options …

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Analysis: ZF 9HP 9 Speed Transverse Automatic Transmission

Featured Posts, Interesting | January 26th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

What the heck! One more speed and all of us old Schwinn riders would have felt right at home, see what Jalopnik had to say. Nine …

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Analysis: How the 2.0L Turbo Four May Compare To the 3.0L NA Six

Interesting | January 19th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

It was just a matter of time before BMW took the thinking that went into the N54/N55 direct injected turbocharged six cylinders and applied it …

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Editorial: Brutus – BMW Aero Power

Interesting | January 18th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

This has been making its way through the enthusiast communities on the intertubes. Brutus, a racer resto-mod, essentially takes what looks like a pre-war two …

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Exclusive: BMW 6 Series Convertible design explained by Adrian Van Hooydonk

6-series, Featured Posts | January 11th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Detroit – BMW held a design workshop for the 6 Series convertible on Tuesday morning. The process started with an explanation of why a soft …

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