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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 …


First Look: 2012 BMW 650i Convertible

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

Detroit – The 650i convertible has been sitting on the floor for half the day and later afternoon the photographers and hangers on cleared out …

2011 NAIAS: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Auto Shows | January 11th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Detroit – Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 2012 C-Class at this year’s North American International Auto Show. A face-lift of the existing C-Class, it carries the bulk …

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What else is going on at 2011 Detroit Auto Show?

Auto Shows | January 10th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Detroit – Wandering the floor of the North American International Auto Show is a bit of treat before the crowds show up on the weekend. …

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2011 NAIAS: Porsche shows their “Vision” – 918 RSR Racecar

Auto Shows | January 10th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Detroit – Porsche marked its return to the North American International Auto Show with the unveiling of the stunning 918 RSR. Porsche has explained the …